Cold case officer claims DNA law helps rapists avoid jail

Cold case officer claims DNA law helps rapists avoid jail
 

Murderers and rapists are avoiding detection because police have to dispose of DNA samples, the head of a cold case unit has claimed.
Supt Martin Bottomley, of Greater Manchester Police, said the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 had become a "thorn in the side" of his unit.
Under the act, samples taken for some arrests must now be destroyed.
The Home Office said: "The Government has no plans to change the Protection of Freedoms Act."
Mr Bottomley told BBC Radio Manchester Breakfast: "Some samples have been ordered to be destroyed and that has been a real thorn in our... read more

 
18 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 42
Source: BBC
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