Las Vegas Metro Police to disband domestic violence unit?
While police departments across the nation are adding domestic violence units made up of cops with specialized training, the Las Vegas Metroolitan Police Dept. is preparing to disband its 14-member unit. The move is part of Sheriff Joe Lombardo’s plan to get officers closer to the communities they serve, but some community leaders and Clark County domestic violence advocates are not enthused.
The Las Vegas Review Journal reports that the unit’s dozen detectives would be reassigned in the move, taking on a wider variety of cases while the rest of the department’s detectives would divide domestic violence incidents.
According to the department, domestic violence cases accounted for about 37 percent of the 59,000 crimes it handled in 2013.
The Sun reports that experts believe police officers with specialized training are better equipped to notice signs of abuse and to help victims get the counseling and shelter they sometimes need.
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