San Francisco faces civil rights lawsuit over woman’s arrest based on DNA from her rape kit | app


A San Francisco woman whose DNA from a sexual assault exam was used by police five years later to arrest her in connection with an unrelated property crime, sparking a backlash and attempts to ban the practice, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city.

The woman, in her 20s and referred to as Jane Doe in the lawsuit filed on Monday, said police assured her when she reported a sexual assault in November 2016 that her DNA would not be found. would not be used for purposes outside the investigation.

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