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The Toledo Municipal Court will soon open a Domestic Violence Waiting Room. Those involved hope it will increase victim participation in the court process, as well as provide a safe location for them.More >>
The Toledo Municipal Court will soon open a Domestic Violence Waiting Room for victims. Those involved hope it will increase victim participation in the court process, as well as provide a safe location for them.More >>
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Toledo Police Department is looking for ways to stop domestic violence. A forum
was held Friday for people to talk about the issue.
2012 there were more than 56,000 cases of domestic violence reported to the
Ohio Attorney General. More than 1,000 of those came from Lucas County.
of Friday's forum say that domestic violence is not only an issue that rips
apart families, but it plagues communities The forum was held at the Friendly
Center because organizers say they have seen many cases of domestic violence in
the neighborhoods surrounding the center.
affected by the violence say no matter where the crime is occurring, it needs
will keep on speaking, everywhere I can speak, against domestic violence," said
says the voice of someone she loved dearly was recently silenced at the hands
of an angry ex-boyfriend. Police say Jordan Jones was shot and killed by
Marquis Walker in her west Toledo apartment last week. Romero and Jones' family
is still grieving and police are still searching for Walker.
compares her crying out for help finding Walker to a squeaky wheel.
wheel is squeaking, you can hear me coming down the road, ‘squeak, squeak,
squeak,'" she said. "And I'm not going away until we receive justice for Jordan
and justice for every young lady out here suffering."
If anyone has information that could lead to finding Walker, they are asked to call Crimestopper at 419-255-1111.