Gov. Walker Pushing DNA Collection For All Arrested For Felonies
Gov. Scott Walker wants to spend $3 million to expand GPS tracking for some people on restraining orders and $6 million to collect DNA samples from everyone arrested for felonies according to statements he made to the Associated Press.
The expanded DNA collection Walker is proposing would also include anyone convicted for any crime and those arrested for certain misdemeanor sexual crimes. Walker says that will result in DNA data being collected from 68,000 people a year.
Walker was touring the state with Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to discuss the $14 million in law enforcement initiatives that will be included in his budget to be released next week.
Walker is also calling for $1 million to hire five new full-time employees at the task force that works to stop Internet crimes against children.