Police force use of commercial genealogy databses

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Dear police force FOI officer,
Please can you tell me if you have submitted any samples to (1) GEDmatch and (2) Family Tree DNA, either independently or through a US genetic genealogy service such as Parabon or through the genealogists who worked on the Golden State Killer case. I would like this request considered under FOI rules. Please advise if the request's scope needs narrowing to make it deliverable.
Yours faithfully,
Adam Vaughan

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Freedom Of Information, Merseyside Police

Dear Mr Vaughan

 

I write with reference to the Freedom of Information request which you
submitted to Merseyside Police on 15^th February.  This has been booked in
under case reference number DM2019/0263.

 

You have asked for the following information:

 

Please can you tell me if you have submitted any samples to (1) GEDmatch
and (2) Family Tree DNA, either independently or through a US genetic
genealogy service such as Parabon or through the genealogists who worked
on the Golden State Killer case.

 

 

You have not provided any timescale which the request is to cover (for
example, submission of samples over the last 12 calendar months).  Please
can you provide us with this.

 

Your request is currently suspended pending the necessary clarification. 
As soon as we receive this we will proceed with researching the requested
information and you will be entitled to a response within 20 working days.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mr D May

Disclosure Analyst

Data Access Unit

Merseyside Police

Email: [1][Merseyside Police request email]

 

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