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Safer way

Tim Slinger

Safer way

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No victim of alleged domestic violence should be turned away from any police station.
And in cases where there is injury or exposure to danger, then the victim must be accompanied by a police officer.
These are among a set of new guidelines implemented by the police force in the wake of the slaying of a 64-year-old woman, Brenda Belle, two weeks ago in Haggatt Hall, St Michael.
“I’ve ordered an investigation into Belle’s murder and I’m awaiting the outcome, but it is necessary that some steps are taken and I’ve discussed it with some of my senior officers,” Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin told the SUNDAY SUN, as he outlined the force’s new approach to dealing with domestic violence cases, including the setting up of the Family Conflict Unit, designed to specially deal with such matters.