My Latest Story: NYPD Plans To Use Controversial “Rapid DNA” Technology As Early As 2019

My exclusive article for Bronx Justice News reveals that the NYPD plans to begin using Rapid DNA—a controversial technology that provides near-instantaneous test results on human genetic samples without the need for scientific supervision—as early as this year.

"The department is working closely with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to implement the plan, NYPD officials recently told a state subcommittee. It’s unclear whether Rapid DNA would eventually be used to compare genetic samples with the more than 64,000 existing DNA profiles in the ME’s database, which includes samples collected from juveniles and city residents who were never charged with nor convicted of any crime."

Read the full story here.