State Representatives Jason Perillo (R-113) and Ben McGorty (R-122) are co sponsoring legislation this session of the Connecticut General Assembly that will require DNA be taken from a person after arraignment and finding probable cause for an expanded list of crimes. Obtaining this DNA will help determine if someone being held for one crime may be guilty of additional crimes by a comparison of DNA evidence.
“This measure is common sense, plain and simple,” said Rep. Perillo. “When it is reasonably clear that someone in custody not only committed the serious crime they are being held for, but there is good reason to suspect they are guilty of others, we should act to ensure all possible steps are taken to make a determination. This measure will not only help solve open cases that are getting cold, but it will likely prevent other potential future crimes.”