CA: Sexual assault victim whose DNA was later used to arrest her sues San Francisco

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“A sexual assault victim whose rape kit DNA was later used by police to charge her with a crime is suing San Francisco and its police chief. The woman (whose name is being kept secret) provided a DNA sample to police in 2016 after her assault, a court filing says. But police kept that DNA on file without consent and checked the entire database when investigating crimes. The woman was arrested last December but charges were later dropped. Her legal filing says police had a ‘standard practice’ of putting the DNA of victims of crime into a permanent database, without the victims knowing.” (09/13/22)