New DNA database introduced for police investigations

Individuals taken into police custody in connection with a crime will undergo DNA sampling

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royalgibraltarpolicePOLICE have introduced a DNA database to help fight crime on the Rock. 

This means individuals taken into police custody in connection with a crime will undergo DNA sampling and testing against crime/victim samples, as is currently the case with fingerprinting.

The measure comes after the recent introduction of roadside breath tests and drug testing.

Traffic officers have also been equipped with portable decibel meters to help them test vehicle exhaust levels.

Last year the RGP introduced the use of the Capture II incapacitant spray in addition to a baton, which they have said reduces the risk of potential physical injury to aggressors and officers.

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