NJ Spotlight News

Lawsuit over police use of baby’s DNA in criminal case

Clip: 08/03/2022 | 3m 24s | Video has closed captioning.

Last year, police used DNA from an infant’s blood sample to track down a sex crime suspect in New Jersey. The problem, according to the New Jersey State Office of the Public Defender, is that the blood sample was obtained through a mandatory newborn health-screening program used to check for metabolic and genetic disorders, not criminal investigations -- and without parental consent.

Aired: 08/03/22

Rating: NR

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