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Fear of dna error leads the police to scrutinize 3450 cases

For the possible errors in a trial with the dna evidence, the attorney general and the national Police decided to review the 3450 cases in which dna traces have played a crucial role.

It will write to the Prosecutor general in a press release.

With the review, will the director of public Prosecutions and the national Police to find cases where there has been a conviction, and where the dna evidence included in the grounds for sentencing.

The 3450 criminal proceedings, which shall be subject to review, involving a total of 3430 persons.

There are cases where the dna profile of the evidence is typebestemt after 16 dna systems, while the dna profile of the person in the dna-register is typebestemt after ten dna systems.

the Survey will be implemented on the basis of a criminal case, where a person has been convicted of burglary.

this dna-track been crucial. Subsequently, it has been shown, that the convicted was probably not guilty.

the Prosecution have asked to have the case reopened, tells rigsadvokat Jan Reckendorff.

- Now, we're looking for safety, whether there should be other, similar cases, says the attorney general in the message.

Previously, there has not been a requirement for dna profiles to be upgraded in cases where a suspect's dna profile is drawn out from the ten dna systems.

But after a survey of 16 dna systems can make a difference for the assessment of an accused person's guilt, there must now be additional dna testing, if dna has been essential for the conviction.

the Examination of cases shall be in the police districts, in which the individual cases belong. Pending criminal proceedings and cases where the penalty has not yet been met, must first under the police microscope.

Then, the priority trials, according to how serious they are.

Come the police, that there is reason to resume certain cases, the cases shall be submitted to the regional public prosecutor.

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