New York State giant criminal DNA database is on its way.

State lawmakers have agreed on a bill to make New…

State lawmakers have agreed on a bill to make New York’s DNA database among the most expansive in the country, requiring people convicted of any crime to give samples, according to Assemblyman Joseph R. Lentol, a Brooklyn Democrat.

The New York Civil Liberties Union has criticized the database expansion, saying that it could lead to errors in overburdened police crime laboratories.

“It is well documented that human error, and worse, routinely enters into the use of forensic DNA, and yet New York has not taken the steps necessary to provide adequate oversight and accountability over its DNA databank,” Donna Lieberman, the executive director of the civil liberties group, said in a statement.

Source: The New York Times

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