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Walker supports taking DNA at arrest

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Gov. Scott Walker hopes to revive a plan introduced twice by Sen. Sheila Hardorf, R-River Falls, to require police to collect DNA samples from suspects when they are arrested in some felony and serious sex cases.

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Saying this is an attempt to ensure that the most violent offenders are held accountable, Walker announced last week that he is asking Attorney General J.B. Hollen to submit a plan to collect DNA at the time of arrest.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
(715) 426-1049
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