D.D.C.: Govt doesn’t show PC to connect defs to weapons to force DNA swabs

“A federal grand jury indicted Corry Blue Evans and various members of his family on multiple offenses including extortion, money laundering, and bank fraud. Pending before the Court is the government’s motion for an order to compel Corry Blue Evans and his co-defendants, including Candy Evans, to provide samples of their DNA. The government seeks to take buccal swabs to compare defendants’ DNA to DNA discovered on two weapons: a revolver recovered during the execution of a search warrant at two of his co-defendants’ residences; and a shotgun recovered from another co-defendant’s residence by consent. Because the government lacks individualized suspicion that this search will lead to evidence of a crime committed by Corry Blue Evans or Candy Evans, the search is unreasonable under the Fourth Amendment. Therefore the government’s motion for an order requiring them to submit to a buccal swab is DENIED.” United States v. Evans, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 210486 (D.D.C. Dec. 6, 2019).

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