Minnesota County Begins DNA Collection Samples

New DNA sampling laws in Minnesota have some people worried about the results being used as criminal evidence.

A 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling said that authorities can collect a DNA sample from people who are arrested and charged with violent crimes.

Before the new law was put into place, a person had to be convicted before a sample could be taken and put into a criminal database.

Dakota County in Minnesota has started collecting samples from adults and juveniles who have been charged with violent crimes.

Authorities say if the person is cleared of the charges, the sample will be removed from databases.