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Duffy hails expansion of DNA databank

Some of Niagara County's top law enforcers and Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy met with reporters at Niagara Falls Police Headquarters Thursday to say they welcome a new state law that expands New York's DNA Databank. 

Beginning October first, DNA samples will be collected from anyone convicted of a felony or Penal Law misdemeanor.     

Niagara Falls Police Superintendent John Chella said as chief of a department, it is his job to ensure that Falls Police Officers have all the resources they need to investigate and solve crimes. 

Expansion of the DNA Databank, Chella said, will facilitate that mission.