Officer-Involved Domestic Violence Network - Police Domestic Violence

 

 

Officer-Involved Domestic Violence Network - Police Domestic Violence

OIDVN@YAHOO.COM

Officer-Involved Domestic Violence Network [OIDVN] is not an org. It is a network of people. Whoever helps a victim, promotes policy within law enforcement agencies, works for law change, lifts awareness, taps the media, facilitates an intervention, or shouts out loud IS the network.

Safety. If you are a victim of domestic violence, before you use the internet to look for help or information, please take the time to look up internet safety from a safe computer.

Nobody has the perfect answers. Even the people considered to be experts on officer-involved domestic violence don't always agree with one another on the best course of action to stay safe or go forward on charges. For example, one might say get a protection order for your own safety and another may say don't - that it will endanger you further. Each oidv situation is different and ultimately you will have to make your own decisions.

Gather as much information as you can to make your decisions with. Needing help is a vulnerable time, and sadly, there are people out here who are not honest. Before you trust websites or people offering help for officer-involved domestic violence victims check their integrity - or have someone check them out for you. A few Google searches can reveal if they live up to what they claim to be.

 

BELOW:

 

THE EMERGENCY:

PHOTO DISPLAY OF OFFICER-INVOLVED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FATALITIES

Some of the lives lost over just the past few years. . [OIDVN project]

HOW OFFICER-INVOLVED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS DIFFERENT - From LifeSpan's website - Some basic differences for those who can't imagine why this area of domestic violence needs to be addressed any differently - Pages 1, 2, and 3.

POLICE FAMILY VIOLENCE FACT SHEET - from The National Center for Women and Policing - "Two studies have found that at least 40% of police officer families experience domestic violence, in contrast to 10% of families in the general population...." This research is old. We need new studies. It's all we have so we quote it, but I'm not satisfied with the scale or method. Most law enforcement agencies do not keep specific count of officer-involved domestic violence incidents.

 


THE PROGRESS:

    

LANEJUDSON.COM

Lane's daughter Crystal Judson (Brame) was shot by her estranged husband - Tacoma Washington's police chief - in his murder-suicide. This is the most informative collection of accomplished changes and progress since that tragic day. He works in behalf of not only female victims, but everyone involved, including officers and law enforcement agencies.
Does not charge a speakers fee. [OIDVN project]

Lane Judson

Father of Crystal & Domestic Violence Activist

Email

 

 

THE INS-AND-OUTS:
    

ABUSE OF POWER

"This website is for and by women who have been abused by intimate partners who are police officers or firefighters." There's a lot here - and the best way to discover how much is to go explore her site. - Consultant, Trainer, Expert testimony, Author. Email - Facebook


OIDV BLOGS

 

BEHIND THE BLUE WALL  - Current OIDV national news and rants. [OIDVN project]

 

MICHIGAN OFFICER INVOLVED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - Current OIDV Michigan news and rants. [MIOIDV project]

 

[MI] LORI MEULMAN DEKLEINE - Murdered by her husband, Holland Michigan Police Officer Ken DeKleine.[MIOIDV project] 

 

STOP OIDV - Louisiana survivor offering support - "...So many times, I was told, "no one will ever believe you"; "I could kill you and no one will ever know what happened to you"...

 

WET BIRDS DON'T FLY AT NIGHT - "I am Caryn Dossantos. I am chronicling my life in going through a divorce from my husband Marcel Dossantos, a deputy with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, and my experiences with domestic abuse."

 

 

 

 


ON

 

Author Rosaura Torres - Rosa is an author, activist, and speaker taking every opportunity to speak out in behalf of victims & to hold police accountable to maintain the professionalism that's expected from them. Her book: Abuse Hidden Behind the Badge. Video.

Rosa Torres

Police Officer-Involved Domestic Violence Network - This page is for law enforcement officer, firefighter, or public official-involved domestic violence items. No cop-hating or negative over-generalizations allowed.

 

Justice For Bernita! - One month after filing for divorce, Michigan State Trooper Sgt.'s wife Bernita Sims (White) was executed by a snipers shot through her heart while walking into Potter Park Zoo alongside her then 5 yr old daughter.

RIP Jennifer Louise Carter Agee - Jennifer was shot and killed by her ex-husband, a Franklin County (Virginia) Sheriff's Deputy. [Video here.]

Justice for Jenny - Jennifer Marie Webb and her unborn son Braxton James Donald Webb were murdered. Facing murder charges is her boyfriend Buena Vista MI Police Officer Kenneth Bluew. [Video here]

Justice for Tera Chavez - Tera was reported by her husband, Albuquerque NM Police Officer Levi Chavez, to have killed herself. He is currently being held in connection with her death. [Video here]

R.I.P Carlos Rojo and Nancy Mendoza's A.K.A Mama Rojo - Nancy Rojo Mendoza was divorcing her Cook County IL Sheriff's deputy husband when he caught up with her on the street and killed her. The site is set up to include their son who died earlier as well.

In Memory of Pamela Ann Aukerman (Brainard) - Pam was killed in her Plainwell, MI police officer husband's murder suicide - [Video here]

 

Find Jacque S Waller - Jacque Sue Rawson-Waller, mother of 3 children and estranged wife of former Cape Girardeau County MO sheriff's deputy James "Clay" Waller - vanished the day their divorce was to be finalized. [Video here]

Shari Cartmell Memorial Gone but never forgotten - Shari Bethel Cartmell's Nashville Metro police officer husband said Shari shot herself, but he is currently in prison for her murder - [Video here] Deon Cartmell

 

 

 
OIDV
ON

 

DON'T UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKING! IT HAS BEEN AN AWESOME PLACE TO OUTREACH TO VICTIMS AND NETWORK WITH PROFESSIONALS.

 

Crystal Judson (Brame) - Crystal was fatally shot in a public parking lot by her estranged husband, Tacoma Police Chief David Brame - who then also fatally shot himself. Family and public response brought positive changes. [OIDVN project]

DANIEL HIERS FUGITIVE - Page dedicated to locating a Charleston [SC] officer who was facing molestation charges, resigned, killed his wife Ludimila Hiers, then disappeared. U.S. Marshals believe fellow officers helped him abscound. Maintained by a Detective who wants to find him.

IN MEMORY OF PATSY TINSLEY BRADLEY - (2005) Patsy's husband ex-Woodfin [NC] Police Chief has not been charged with her death yet, but was charged a month after her death with domestic assault of Patsy. Page is maintained by her brother.

 [RI] DETECTIVE TORI-LYNN HEATON - "I am a police Detective in Rhode Island and I've been in the biz for 18+ years. I am a survivor of Domestic Violence perpetrated by the hands of fellow police officer..."

JUSTICE FOR BARBARA-DENIED! - Page successful in helping get St. Paul Minnesota's Police Dept's civilian employee Aaron Foster indicted for the murder of Barbara Winn. Crucial evidence was withheld so he was found

"not guilty," and some Jurors cried when they learned the facts afterwards. Maintained by Barbara's sister-in-law Patty Bruce. Also see Patty's incredible website for Barbara and Barbara's justice at her more comprehensive dot com site

MICHIGAN OFFICER-INVOLVED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - This is the Myspace counterpart to the Michigan Officer-Involved Domestic Violence Corp Blog, formed to assist victims and fight for change. Successfully and gloriously doing that. [MIOIDV project]

FIND STACY PETERSON - Stacy was Bolingbrook Illinois Sergeant Drew Peterson's 4th wife who remains missing. His 3rd wife, Kathleen Savio, was murdered and her death is under investigation. Maintained by Stacy Peterson's sister Cassandra Cales.

OFFICERS AGAINST LAW ENFORCEMENT DV "We are a few that have come together to raise awareness, promote education, and seek justice for those who have been hurt on our watch, behind the Blue Wall." Maintained by a survivor of oidv, Maria DiGiovanni - not a law enforcement officer.

JUSTICE FOR DETROIT'S ROSE COBB - The arrested hitman said he was hired by Rose's husband Detroit Michigan Police Sgt. David Cobb. Cobb was not arrested due to lack of evidence. UPDATE: Sgt Cobb found dead hanging from tree in a park. [OIDVN project]

AUSTIN TYLER VISION OF LIFE FOUNDATION - 4year old Austin was shot and killed in his father's - Albany Gerogia police officer Andrew Hayslip's - murder-suicide, right in front of Austin's mother - who was also shot trying save her son. Maintained by Austin's mother, Ladonna Wilkerson.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ERIN - Erin LeeAnn (Wade) Jones murdered by her Dodge City, Kansas Police officer boyfriend, Christopher Tahah (2007). Maintained by Erin's mother.

 

DEDICATION PAGE TO BECKY TORRES - Rebecca "Becky" Torres was shot and killed by her Flint [MI] Firefighter husband. Her family waits for justice with broken hearts.

JUSTICE FOR JENNI - After breaking up with her Tulsa Oklahoma Police Sgt. boyfriend, Stephen Boyes, Jennifer Herd was found dead with a single gunshot wound to her head and her case remains open.

FOR MY ANGEL BABY SIS, KLEO (2007) - Cook County Illiniois Deputy Sheriff Kleo Barrett murdered by an ex-boyfriend. Maintained by Kleo's brother.

JESSIE & UNBORN CHLOE DAVIS - Slain by Canton [OH] Police Officer Bobby Cutts who had previous domestic issues: Jessie Davis & full-term baby Chloe Davis

NYPD OFFICER SONIA GARCIA - Sonia was killed while alone with her New York Police Department fiance'. He has finally been arrested and charged.. [OIDVN project]

ALYSSA EICKMEIER - Baby Alyssa died after being brutally beaten by her mother's boyfriend, a Kansas City [MO] police officer Nicholas Minet (2006). Page is maintained by a family friend.

KATHLEEN SAVIO - IN HER OWN WORDS - Kathleen Savio was Bolingbrook Illinois Sgt Drew Peterson's 3rd wife who was murdered and her death is under investigation. Sgt. Peterson's 4th wife Stacy Peterson is missing.  [OIDVN project]

 

ROSA TORRES-SADLER - OUT OF THE DARKNESS INTO THE LIGHT. "The outcome of the investigation from Internal Affairs and the results was that, they blamed me for my own injuries... On June 8, 2007 the federal judge ruled that the trooper was liable for the injuries that I sustained. What horrifies me more then anything is that, this trooper was never brought up on charges...."

 

 

 


MORE ONLINE INFO:

(888) COPSCOP SAVES OFFICERS' LIVES (and those they might have taken with them)

BADGE OF DISHONOR
SEATTLE POST INTELLIGENCER'S SPECIAL REPORT series of articles on officer involved domestic violence

POLICE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: A HANDBOOK FOR VICTIMS
From Abuse of Power, Diane Wetendorf

YOUTUBE OFFICER INVOLVED DV VIDEO COLLECTION
More than 600 officer-involved domestic violence videos [OIDVN project]

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BY POLICE OFFICERS (PDF)
Domestic violence model policy and commentary by the
International Association of Chiefs of Police. July 2003. 8 pages.

 

 

 

 

AVAILABLE GRANT MONEY:

GRANT TITLE: STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT GRANT (VAWA)
[Excerpt] ...To provide funding to law enforcement agencies, nonprofit nongovernmental victim services providers, and State, tribal, territorial, and local governments, (which funding stream shall be known as the
Crystal Judson Domestic Violence Protocol Program) to promote:

  • The development and implementation of training for local victim domestic violence service providers, and to fund victim services personnel, to be known as "Crystal Judson Victim Advocates," to provide supportive services and advocacy for victims of domestic violence committed by law enforcement personnel;
  • The implementation of protocols within law enforcement agencies to ensure consistent and effective responses to the commission of domestic violence by personnel within such agencies (such as the model policy promulgated by the International Association of Chiefs of Police ['Domestic Violence by Police Officers: A Policy of the IACP, Police Response to Violence Against Women Project' July 2003]
  • The development of such protocols in collaboration with State, tribal, territorial and local victim services providers and domestic violence coalitions...

 

 

FROM WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATORS:

 

A LETTER TO ALL STATES

 

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OTHERS WHO INCLUDE OFFICER-INVOLVED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THEIR WIDER PROJECTS:

The Battered Women's Justice Project (BWJP) has a page on their website: CONSULTING ON POLICE OFFICER-INVOLVED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE -  "...BWJP partners with Diane Wetendorf, Inc to provide training and technical assistance to advocates, counselors, law enforcement and other professionals working with victims of police-perpetrated domestic violence..."

SUSAN MURPHY-MILANO JOURNAL - Susan's father, a Chicago Police Detective, committed murder-suicide on her mother when Susan was very young. Susan's work has very much focused on keeping victims safe. Her current blog explores with others current crimes in the news.

THE PITTSBURGH WOMEN'S BLOGGING SOCIETY - "...It all began with an excuse to get Maria to have coffee with me. I dubbed it the Pittsburgh Women's Blogging Conference..." (38 women contribute to this blog, including activists who helped push Pittsburgh to establish a police domestic violence policy.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN POLICE FAMILIES
Page from Purple Berets domestic violence website

IF YOUR BATTERER IS A COP
Another page from Purple Berets

 


NOTABLE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES:

RIPLEY TENNESSEE POLICE DEPARTMENT

Ripley addesses police officer-involved domestic violence on their website. They are the only department that I know of that does... 12.9 square miles of hope.

CHICAGO ILLINOIS POLICE DEPARTMENT'

The Chicago Police Department has established an independent unit within the Office of Professional Responsibility. Attorney, Advocate Jan Russell says, "Currently, I work for the Chicago Police Department advocating for victims of domestic violence who are abused by members of the department -- primarily battered women abused by Chicago cops..."

 

A FEW OREGON LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES PROACTIVE

The Eugene Police Department & Lane County Sheriff's Office have adopted a zero tolerance police domestic vioence policy. Last I heard, Springfield was also considering some policy refining. The agencies were motivated by the Tacoma Washington tragedy of Police Chief David Brame's murder-suicide on his wife Crystal. It's brilliant to not wait until after a tragedy. Leaders lead.

 

Updated on 10/24/2008

 

Officer-Involved Domestic Violence Network - Police Domestic Violence