Rep. Adam Schiff calls for an FBI investigation into misuse of DNA from sexual assault victim
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California) wants the FBI to investigate the possible misuse of DNA collected from rape victims.
This comes after the San Francisco Police Department allegedly used DNA from a sexual assault victim to investigate an unrelated property crime years later — and then filed charges against her.
The San Francisco district attorney has since dropped those charges, but the case raises questions about how victims’ DNA should — and should not — be used.
Here & Now‘s Anthony Brooks spoke with Schiff about this issue earlier this week.
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