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Austin Police Department Cracking Down On Repeat Domestic Violence Offenders
Updated: Wednesday, July 30 2014, 06:17 PM CDT
Wednesday, judges from across Texas are took part in a summit focusing on how to handle domestic violence cases.
Among the speakers are survivors of domestic violence offenders.
"He was very verbally abusive, he'd turn into a completely different person," says Laura White.
She says the abuse hit a breaking point and she asked her husband for a divorce.
On the day he told her he'd sign the papers, she went to his home.
"When it was time for me to leave, he shut me in the back bedroom and pulled out a shotgun, chambered the shotgun and put it in my face for about ten minutes, told me he was going to kill me and then kill himself," says White.
When she tried to run, he shot her in the stomach.
White says she "fell on the floor and then he stood over me, blaming me that it was my fault he shot me."
Laura survived and now she speaks to women about domestic violence.
Stories like these are one of the reasons the Austin Police Department has launched a new program to watch repeat domestic violence offenders.
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo says "We're keeping an eye on you and if you step off that curb, we're going to be there and we're going to violate your terms of either your bond or your probation and you're going to go to jail."
The program started in early June, so far the Austin Police Department arrested 37-repeat offenders.
The officers are trained to keep a close eye on not only the offender but the victim as well.
The Texas Council on family violence reports, the majority of deaths caused by family violence are at the hands of repeat offenders.
By Lydia Pantazes