Unit a success
THE NUMBER of murder cases as a result of domestic disputes is down.
And Acting Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith says while there were nine domestic violence homicides in 2013 and three in 2014, there are none so far this year.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of a Domestic Violence Self-Paced Learning Curriculum for police officers, held at Police Headquarters, Griffith attributed the decrease to similar training programmes and the Family Conflict Intervention Unit.
“Since we have increased training in this regard and with the establishment of the Family Conflict Unit we have witnessed incremental success and expect more to come.” Griffith said.
He added that in 2013, five of the nine deaths were committed prior to the establishment of the unit.
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