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Supreme Court rules in Favor of DNA testing after Arrest

The Supreme Court ruled that police may perform a DNA cheek swab test on criminal suspects before trial and conviction with “probable’ cause.

Despite questions if this procedure is unconstitutional, Supreme Court officials ruled the procedure legitimate with a 5-4 majority

“When officers make an arrest supported by probable cause to hold for a serious offense and they bring the suspect to the station to be detained in custody, taking and analyzing a cheek swab of the arrestee’s DNA is, like fingerprinting and photographing, a legitimate police booking procedure that is reasonable under the Fourth Amendment,” the majority wrote.