Magazine article Corrections Forum

O.C. Team Leads in New DNA Era

Magazine article Corrections Forum

O.C. Team Leads in New DNA Era

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Los Angeles Times

In California, the recently passed Proposition 69 will require law enforcement agencies to collect DNA samples from convicted and accused criminals. Orange County officials are hoping to create a state-wide model based on the county's existing DNA database. The county's district attorney's TRACKRS (Task Force Review Aimed at Catching Killers, Rapists and Sex offenders) unit met Nov. 16 with representatives from the Orange County Sheriff's Department and other agencies. Orange County's database is widely believed to be the most sophisticated in the state. "Whatever we put together will be comprehensive and complete, and we'll make it available to anyone who's interested," said John Santy, head of Orange County's TRACKRS team of prosecutors. …

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