Use of rape-kit DNA to probe other crimes shock prosecutors

 The San Francisco district attorney’s stunning claim that California crime labs are using DNA from sexual assault

advocates said the practice could affect victims’ willingness to come forward.

The papers referred to a DNA sample collected from the woman during a 2016 rape investigation

he newspaper said the woman was tied to a burglary in late 2021 during “a routine search” of a San Francisco Police Department crime lab database

The match came from DNA gathered from the same laboratory listed in a report on the sexual assault

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said his department is investigating.

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