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Wisconsin Lawmaker Pushing For Tougher Domestic Abuse Laws

Monday, April 15th, 2013 at 7:09 am

A Wisconsin state lawmaker is pushing for tougher legislation on domestic abusers.

The Associated Press reports that a bill authored by 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 told the AP that 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.

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