Accused jewelry-store burglar sues Portsmouth detective over DNA sample

PORTSMOUTH An inmate charged with smash-and-grab burglaries at jewelry stores in two states, including two at the same Deer Street jeweler, filed a federal lawsuit against a local police detective, claiming the officer illegally obtained his DNA. The inmate, James Radler, 52, is asking a federal judge to award him $10,000 for "physical suffering" and $100,000 for "emotional and psychological suffering."


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