The Tulsa Sheriff will seek a grant to help find out quickly if suspects in custody here are wanted elsewhere. The legislature has approved the use of Rapid DNA technology and now Sheriff’s Governmental Affairs Director Terry Simonson says it’s on to the next step…asking the A.G. for funding. If the Attorney General agrees to start-up funding, equipment and training should be ready by the time the new law becomes effective. The technology should allow positive identification within two hours using the FBI database.
The Rapid DNA Law takes effect in Oklahoma November 1st.