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Kansas City police announce partnerships and changes to stop domestic violence

Kansas City Star - 9/28/2020

Sep. 28--Kansas City police announced Monday that they have partnered with the Rose Brooks domestic violence shelter, local courts, prosecutors and detention centers to help stop domestic violence.

The interagency response, known as Blueprint for Safety, has adopted national, research-based best practices in handling the crime, police officials said.

In a message posted to Twitter on Monday, Kansas City police said they will add more questions to the screenings they give to domestic violence victims to determine those who are the most risk of death.

The department also said it would be updating its policies to better identify the primary aggressor in domestic violence situations as well as provide more training to help officers document abuse cases for successful prosecution.


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