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New Domestic Violence Law in the Works Submitted: 04/14/2013
Madison - A Wisconsin state lawmaker is pushing for tougher legislation on domestic abusers. Rep. Andre Jacque, a Republican from De Pere, would require police officers to file written reports to explain their rationale when they don't arrest a suspect. His legislation would also make stalking an act of domestic violence, and allow authorities to use more evidence in building cases against suspected abusers. Jacque says victims need better protections. The legislation has some bipartisan support in the Legislature. It has also drawn praises from an advocacy group and a brother of a woman whose husband killed her and two others at a Brookfield spa last October.

Written By: Associated Press

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