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Pittsburgh Domestic Violence Training Tabled

Posted: Jan. 31st, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Pittsburgh Police

Two bills that would introduce police training measures proposed on the tail of a slew of domestic violence cases in the city of Pittsburgh and the resulting public uproar was tabled by City Council members as “misguided.” Members spoke out against the bill, siting not police involvement but demographic statistics as the major factor in domestic violence.

Pittsburgh City Council tabled legislation today that would mandate domestic violence training for police officers and explore policy changes, a proposal introduced in the wake of the slaying of a Larimer woman who called 911 before she was killed by her boyfriend.

Ka'Sandra Wade, 33, was found shot to death in her Larimer apartment Jan. 1, less than 24 hours after officers responded to a disconnected 911 call placed from her cell phone. The officers left after speaking to her boyfriend, Anthony L. Brown, 51, who told them through a window that everything was fine.


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