Modern Crime Fighting

Thomas F. O'Mara

August 02, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on August 1 that "the groundbreaking law expanding New York State's DNA databank by requiring anyone convicted of any felony or Penal Law misdemeanor to provide a DNA sample is now effective."

That's great news.

The State Legislature gave final approval to the expansion and it was signed into law by the governor earlier this year. 

The expansion of the state's DNA databank is a move that law enforcement leaders locally and across New York State have called an essential modern-day crime-fighting tool.