DNA Database Gaps; Statehouse Update; Police Relations "Swap Talk"
The genetic material taken from those arrested or charged with felonies in Cuyahoga County is part of a database used to solve crimes. But according to state records, thousands of samples may not be in the database either because they were not taken properly or never collected at all. We'll sit down with law enforcement stakeholders about how those gaps in the database came about and what's being done to shore up the collection of samples going forward. Plus, what's next for lawmakers in Columbus after they overturned nearly a dozen of Governor Kasich's vetoes? Then, how you can take part in a cross-country conversation on community and police relations.
Michael O’Malley, Prosecutor, Cuyahoga County
Rick Bell, Special Investigations Division Chief, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office
Rachel Dissell, Reporter, The Plain Dealer
Ken Mills, Director, Regional Corrections Cuyahoga County Sherriff’s Department
Karen Kasler, Ohio Statehouse News Bureau Chief
Amy Eddings, Host, Morning Edition, Ideastream, 90.3
Michael Krasny, Host, KQED