Ohio bill requires DNA samples in felony arrests

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio lawmakers have approved a crime-fighting measure requiring the collection of DNA genetic evidence from anyone arrested on a felony charge.

The measure approved Wednesday now goes to Gov. Ted Strickland for his consideration. The bill also opens DNA testing to parolees.

Another provision is meant to ensure unbiased police lineups by making sure the officer in charge doesn’t know who the suspect is.

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