Supporters of Ohio’s New DNA Law Say it will Help Courts Convict the Guilty and Free the Innocent

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Everyone arrested on felony charges in Ohio will soon be required to give police a DNA sample from their mouth.

It’s a major expansion of the state’s DNA testing program that legislators approved and Governor Ted Strickland Monday signed into law.

Supporters say it will help courts convict guilty criminals and, at the same time, free the innocent. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports that BOTH of those aspects were personified at the signing ceremony.