Women Shelter, Dart, General Assembly discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
It's domestic violence Awareness month across the country, and here's what a local county wants you to know. The Loudoun County domestic abuse in response team, or Dart says that while avoiding public places and working remotely may curb the spread of Corona virus, people who are surviving domestic violence may be in danger by staying at home. Dart says that this is an epidemic within an epidemic. Judy Hanley of the Loudon abused Women Shelter. We have a shelter with 12 beds that has Worked for us for 35 years until this year, And now today we have 24 people and shelter If you are suffering from domestic abuse, make a safety plan that includes plans for leaving and telling family and friends about the abuse. Also reach out to local shelters and law enforcement agencies for additional resource is Luc Luc. W. T o P news Committee of Maryland State legislators has approved several police reform recommendations that it hopes the General Assembly will adopt, among them requiring regular mental and physical health assessments of officers and requiring every police department to use body cameras by 2025. The Washington Post reports that the committee will consider other more controversial issues next week, including banning choke holds and prohibiting the use of military grade equipment. The committee will also consider recommending that the General Assembly removed Legal protections for officers accused of wrongdoing. The head of the agency that aims to keep large gathering safe on the national Mall was there for the groundbreaking of the new stable for the park. Police mounted patrol kids and adults love to see the horse is the U. S. Park Police. Horse Mounted Patrol has been here since 1930 for each of our officers go through.