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Lawmaker pushes harder on domestic abusers

Published On: Apr 15 2013 02:36:54 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 14 2013 04:30:29 PM CDT
MADISON, Wis. -

A Wisconsin state lawmaker is pushing for tougher legislation on domestic abusers.

Rep. Andre Jacque, a Republican from De Pere, would require police officers to file written reports to explain their rationale when they don't arrest a suspect. His legislation would also make stalking an act of domestic violence, and allow authorities to use more evidence in building cases against suspected abusers.

Jacque said victims need better protections.

The legislation has some bipartisan support in the Legislature. It has also drawn praises from an advocacy group and a brother of a woman whose husband killed her and two others at a Brookfield spa last October.

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