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District Attorney Boudin and Senator Wiener Announce Legislation to Protect Sexual Assault Survivors’ DNA

Today, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin and California State Senator Scott Wiener announced the introduction of Senate Bill 1228: Genetic Privacy for Sexual Assault Victims. Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) is the Principal Co-Author. The bill would prohibit law enforcement from retaining the DNA profile of sexual assault survivor in a searchable database that could be searched for reasons entirely unrelated to the sexual assault.

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