Dallas police warn of uptick in domestic violence murders in Dallas
According to the Dallas Police Department, there was an increase in domestic violence cases in February.
A DPD publication said there were five domestic violence-related homicides in Dallas this month, compared to two last year at that time.
Families face more challenges than in recent years and this manifests itself in the form of violence. These included two officers who were shot dead on January 18 while responding to a suicide. The shooting made the national news.
“It’s no secret that the most dangerous situations officers deal with are domestic violence calls, which again this week proved correct for two of our officers responding to our fifth domestic violence homicide,” said it in the press release. “We want to make sure that if you or someone you know is in a domestic violence situation, you know how and where to get help. If you are ever in imminent danger, please call 911.”
Otherwise, they offer a list of resources that can help, including:
The family place: 214-941-1991
Genesis Shelter: 214-389-7750
Brighter Mornings: 972-262-8383
Mosaic Family Services: 214-823-4434
New beginning: 972-276-0057
The Salvation Army: 214-424-7208
“We want our community to know that the Dallas Police Department takes domestic violence very seriously,” the press release said.