Domestic violence cases can create acute danger for police
from By Bambi Majumdar
Approximately 10 million women and men are victims of domestic violence in the U.S. each year. Law enforcement officers are on the front lines of these cases as first responders and are often vulnerable to sudden attacks themselves. In many domestic violence assault incidents, alcohol and drugs are key factors that make the situation even more unpredictable. Earlier this month, a Pittsburgh man opened fire on police officers when they responded to a report of a domestic disturbance. Officers had no choice but to return fire.
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