A rape victim whose DNA was later used by police to charge her with a crime is suing San Francisco and its police chief.카지노사이트
According to a court filing, the woman, whose name has been withheld, provided a DNA sample to police following her assault in 2016.
However, officers kept that DNA on file without permission and searched the entire database when investigating crimes.
The woman was arrested in December of last year, but the charges were later dropped.
According to her legal filing, police had a “standard practice” of storing the DNA of crime victims in a permanent database without the victims’ knowledge.
“Law enforcement officers test the victims’ DNA for matches in every subsequent criminal investigation in which genetic material is recovered without any reasonable basis to suspect the victims are in any way connected to these completely unrelated crime scenes,” her lawyers write.
“This unconstitutional practice re-victimized [her], a survivor of sexual assault.”
According to the legal filing, the woman, known only by the pseudonym Jane Doe, had her DNA tested thousands of times over the course of six years.
In the aftermath of her sexual assault, she agreed to have a DNA sample taken to aid the investigation, but officers misled her into believing it would not be used for any other purpose, according to court documents.
A rape kit is a collection of items used to gather forensic evidence.
The woman is suing the city and county of San Francisco, as well as the police chief, crime lab employees, and dozens of other unnamed defendants.
According to her lawyers, the ordeal caused the woman stress, fear, anxiety, and a loss of dignity.바카라사이트
“This is government overreach of the highest order, using the most unique and personal thing we have – our genetic code – without our knowledge to try and connect us to crime,” her lawyer said, according to the Associated Press.
The case broke earlier this year, sparking outrage over the use of a sexual assault victim’s DNA in other investigations.
When the state district attorney learned of the circumstances surrounding the DNA evidence, he dropped the charges, and San Francisco’s police chief stated that he would change procedures to prevent this from happening again.
California has also passed a bill that would prohibit this type of use of DNA in the state, though it is still awaiting the governor’s signature.온라인카지노