The Seattle Police Department was accused of withholding information on their policies for over a year. Though they had been requested to hand over documentation of policies dealing with domestic violence victims, they refused. And after these policies came to light it was learned the police had been instructing people to leave some information out of their reports, information that could have helped defendants accused of domestic violence. [Read more…]Charged with a crime in Washington? Call now. (888) 205-9314.
A final report from the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence was released last week indicating some real shortcomings in Washington’s effort to protect domestic violence victims. The report reviewed 85 cases. All told, these 84 cases resulted in 135 deaths, some of them murder-suicides. The study looked at how these deaths were allowed to happen and if they could have been prevented. [Read more…]