In an article that's not surprising, Oakland's police chief reported that domestic violence cases are up in the city and that the resources to fight this crime are down.
Last Tuesday Oakland Police Officer Randy White presented a report on the state of domestic violence to the City Council Public Safety Committee at the request of Councilmember Dan Kalb.
You can read the rest of the story HERE.
In part the article said "According to White, the OPD’s Domestic Violence Unit has already received twice as many cases this year as they did in 2012—and yet their resources are increasingly strapped.
White, the head of the DVU, said that the 8,000 cases his unit has received this year represent an increase in reported domestic violence rather than an increase in cases of domestic violence.
“People are starting to realize more and more that they don’t have to stay in these violent relationships,” he said.
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