Worldwide newsMarch 22, 2022Class Action against the NYPD for illegal DNA data base

The New York Times reports that the Legal Aid Society has launched a class-action lawsuit against the New York City Police Department (NYPD), alleging that the Department maintains an unauthorized DNA database. It claimed that officers from the New York Police Department took DNA samples without the agreement of both suspects and non-suspects by offering beverages, cigarettes, gum, or food to anyone who was being questioned in connection with a crime. The investigators, according to reports, would then retrieve the object for DNA extraction when they had finished their investigation. Read more on the New York Times here.