Domestic Violence

Number Of Domestic Violence Deaths On The Rise In MinnesotaThe number of deaths related to domestic violence in Minnesota is growing at an alarming rate. The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women said 26 people have died just this year as a result of domestic violence. That's compared to last year, when 16 women and two men died from domestic violence.
Chief Harteau Speaks At Gabby Giffords' Anti-Gun Violence ConferenceMinneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau is in Washington, D.C. Wednesday as part of the launch of a new bipartisan group called "Women's Coalition for Common Sense." The group was started by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. She survived after she was shot in the head at a campaign event in Arizona back in 2011. Giffords says gun violence is directly a women's issue.
Man Charged With Strangling Brooklyn Park GirlfriendA man is charged with murder Friday after an early-morning domestic violence incident ended in the strangulation of his girlfriend, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.
Hennepin Co. Begins Warrant Sweep Against Domestic ViolenceThe Hennepin County Sheriff's Office began a warrant sweep Wednesday focused on domestic violence. Among the individuals with active warrants, officials are seeing two offenders who are high on the county's list to find. Manuel Mateo Lopez and Theodore John Stonich II were added to the Hennepin County's Most Wanted List.
Man Accused Of Kidnapping Ex, Forcing Her To Drive With Rope Around Her NeckA New Richmond, Wisconsin man faces multiple criminal charges after allegedly kidnapping his former girlfriend and forcing her to drive for several hours with a rope around her neck. Baldwin police say 50-year-old Daniel O'Keefe snuck into his ex-girlfriend's car Wednesday night in the parking lot of Notato Contour in Menomonie, where they both work.
Police: Man Shoots At Ex-Girlfriend's Car Near Playground, Infant InsidePolice are searching for a man who allegedly shot at his ex-girlfriend's car in St. Paul Tuesday night, narrowly missing the woman's infant daughter. St. Paul Police say the incident happened at about 7 p.m. near Wilder Playground in the area of Case Avenue and Jessie Street.
Dakota County Goes High Tech To Fight CrimeThe Dakota County Sheriff's Office has created a Electronic Crimes Task Force, dedicated to solving crimes on the Internet, such as a recent "swatting" incident in Woodbury. Captain Jim Rogers says the problem continues to grow and change. "Back in 2003, a 20 or 40 gigabyte hard drive was big, now we are talking about terabyte hard drives," Rogers said.
'Breaking The Silence': Fighting Domestic Violence Against Latin-American WomenAccording to one survey, Latin-American women will experience some form of domestic violence in their lifetime. Now, a program at the University of Minnesota is not only trying to educate these women, but help change the statistics. The program is called "Breaking the Silence." It was started three years ago at Community-University Health Care Center after receiving a grant from the state.
Police: Grand Rapids Man Stabs Family Member Several TimesA 31-year-old Grand Rapids man is in custody after he allegedly stabbed a family member several times early Wednesday morning. Grand Rapids Police were called to a home in the northwest area of the city at about 1:47 a.m. on a report that a family argument turned into a knife attack.
Minnesota Domestic Violence Fatalities Down In 2014The number of people in Minnesota who were killed in acts of domestic violence last year is down compared to the year before. The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women says 23 people were killed due to domestic violence in the state in 2014, which compares to a total of 37 victims in 2013.
Daughter Pleads Guilty Of Helping Dad Dispose Of GF's BodyA Minneapolis woman pleaded guilty Monday to helping her father dispose of the body of the woman he murdered.
Police: Willmar Man Threatened To Burn Ex, Child AliveA Willmar man is accused of deliberately setting a house on fire while his ex-wife and 9-year-old child were still inside. According to Willmar Police, 32-year-old Fidencio Rojas has been taken into custody.
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