The Federal Court of Appeals showed its support for DNA swabs of arrestees suspected of felonies. They said the 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding a similar law in Maryland applies to California.
The American Civil Liberties Union objects to DNA collection because not all arrested are charged. Removing the samples according to them after they are taken is a very lengthy process.
The DNA samples are all loaded into the state database and compared against samples collected at crime scenes.
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