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NYPD: Stop running warrant and background checks on victims of domestic violence

Tell New York Police Department detectives that running a criminal background check on a domestic violence victim when they are investigating cases of domestic violence empowers perpetrators of abuse!

The NYPD and Chief of Detectives Phil Pulaski recently created a new memo that requires police detectives to run a criminal background check, including driving records, on people who report an incident of domestic violence. This decision discourages victims from making the initial call for fear of being treated like a criminal rather than receiving assistance, and endangers the lives of victims and their children.

Sign the petition below today and tell Commissioner Kelly that this protocol is unacceptable!

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  • New York Police Department Commissioner
    Raymond W. Kelly


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