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The case for - and against - more DNA in policework

In our latest Innovation Trail report for New York NOW, we looked into a new bill to expand the state's DNA databank.

Prosecutors say adding DNA from more convicted offenders to the databank helps the police solve more crimes. They call it a "sword and a shield:" convict the guilty and exonerate the innocent.

So why would a  man who was exonerated of murder with DNA evidence after spending close to 20 years in prison say the bill falls short?

See this week's full episode of New York NOW.

WMHT/Capital Region reporter for the Innovation Trail.
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