New Tool To Capture Domestic Violence Crimes
By DIANA PEREZ
New Haven police are getting proactive about domestic violence. From now on dozen of patrols will have special kits to help properly collect evidence.
Police say the domestic violence kits could revolutionize the way they investigate and solve cases thanks to one main item, a digital camera. In cases where the victim is sometimes afraid to come forward a picture is worth a thousand words.
“Sometimes the victim changes their mind within hours and sometimes having the photographs and if the investigation is done properly, it gives an impact,” says Lt. Patricia Helliger.
Connecticut’s Chief States Attorney Office sent out 400 special domestic violence kits to departments around the state, New Haven received 44..........