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Criminal Practice – DNA Search — ‘Cold Hit’ — Good Faith (access required)

U.S. v. Davis Police did not violate defendant’s rights when they collected his bloodstained clothing from a hospital four years earlier during investigation of defendant as a gunshot victim and his arrest on marijuana charges, but subsequent testing of the bloodstain for defendant’s DNA in connection with a later murder investigation in which defendant was never charged, did violate defendant’s rights.

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