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State Senate passes domestic abuse data sharing system

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin county prosecutors would have an easier time sharing information about domestic abuse cases, under a bill passed by the Senate Tuesday.

The Senate bill includes a statewide data sharing system. It also requires the state Justice Department to make lists of domestic abuse victim service groups available to local law enforcement.

The bill was modified to remove a requirement that officers explain their actions when they don't arrest anyone during domestic abuse calls.

The bill and its changes now go to the Assembly for final action Wednesday.

The measure was introduced in response to a 2012 shooting incident at a Brookfield spa where suspected long-time abuser Radcliffe Haughton shot and killed his estranged wife, two other women, and then himself.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)