Domestic-abuse reports get specific in Pa. police pilot program
Collecting more detailed information is important for a number of reasons, including for prosecuting the offenders.
By Troy Graham
The Philadelphia Inquirer
PHILADELPHIA — For the last month, Philadelphia police officers in three districts have been documenting domestic abuse in a new and unusually detailed way.
As part of a pilot program, officers in the East Division have been using a specific domestic-violence form, developed with the help of advocacy groups and experts, that includes an extensive checklist of questions for the victims.