INDIANA NEWS: New law requires DNA collection for felony arrest

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) — Indiana police are now required to take a DNA sample from anyone arrested for a felony level crime. A cheek swap will be used to collect the DNA during the booking process when fingerprints and photographs are also taken.  The new law took effect Monday, January 1st, 2018.  It is designed to enable law enforcement to check a database for matches of collected DNA.  If a person is not charged formally or not convicted, they can request their DNA to be removed from the database.