Iowa law means more must give DNA samples

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Posted: Monday, February 3, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 2:18 pm, Thu Jun 5, 2014.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — As forensic investigation techniques get more advanced, police investigators are finding them ever more useful in solving crimes. A new law set to take effect in Iowa this year could help law enforcement officers even more.

Beginning July 1, offenders convicted of the most aggravated misdemeanors in Iowa's courts will be required to submit DNA samples. Current law requires felony convicts as well as sexually violent predators and sex offenders to submit DNA samples.

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