JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) - It’s a law that’s been on the books in our state since 2010…
Monday members of the U.S. Supreme Court voted on a national movement that would allow law enforcement to swab the mouths of people who are placed under arrest.
DNA has been the key to unlocking countless cold cases but until now, most people expected to not have to give a sample unless they were convicted of something first.
Mom Carolyn Johnson says, “It’s going to be very helpful for the victim’s because the dna gives a greater chance for that person to be caught even if it’s on another charge even if it’s not murder, if they commit another crime they will already be in the data base they could match that up ”
Johnson’s son Rodreckus was shot in the head by a stray bullet while parking his car at a birthday party. johnson believes d-n-a taken during arrests could solve cold case murders, like her son’s.