IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.

DNA samples allowed in arrests for serious crimes


On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that police could take a DNA sample from people who are arrested, greatly expanding the ability of the government to gather DNA. Justice Antonin Scalia offered a blistering dissent, joined by three of the court liberals. NBC’s Pete Williams reports.