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Domestic violence fatalities targeted in Schenectady

City police implementing prevention system

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A domestic violence prevention system that has proved very successful in a Massachusetts town is now being implemented in Schenectady. It will help police, judges and prosecutors determine which suspects are most likely to try to kill their partners if they’re released on bail. Officers get more domestic violence calls than any other type of call, Police Chief Brian Kilcullen said. Two decades ago the department implemented a policy in which they always arrest the ...

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December 23, 2013
6:48 a.m.

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It would help if people who commit acts of DV in this city and county were not given such minimal sentences by the various judges - that would be a story and it encourages continued harassment and violence because there are so few consequences.