STATEMENT FROM JANET DIFIORE WESTCHESTER COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND PRESIDENT OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK

 

 

 

 

 

"The District Attorneys Association is proud to support the DNA Databank legislation, championed by Governor Cuomo and passed by the Legislature, maintaining New York‘s lead as a pacesetter in criminal justice and public safety throughout the nation. Collecting DNA from convicted criminal defendants who are found guilty of all felonies and penal law misdemeanors will demonstrably help law enforcement prevent future crimes and resolve pending cases. It will also significantly expand defendants' access to DNA testing throughout the criminal justice process to mitigate wrongful convictions.”