DNA is supposed to be the key to cracking criminal cases and exonerating those who are wrongfully convicted.
But what if those DNA hits never get to the right people? As CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reported, that is the very premise of a lawsuit field Monday by the Exoneration Project.
If DNA collected at a crime scene matches DNA that is in already in the Illinois state database, state police then send a notification to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.
The Exoneration Project wants to review those notifications to see if there is evidence that would clear the name of someone who is sitting in prison for a crime they didn’t commit.
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