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Wis. DOJ offers training in wake of Brookfield shooting

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The state Justice Department plans to offer Milwaukee-area police more training in how to handle incidents of domestic violence in the wake of the recent shooting rampage at a Brookfield salon.

Radcliffe Haughton killed his wife and two other women at the Azana Day Spa on October 21 before killing himself.

Court records show Haughton had terrorized his wife for years. In January 2011 police saw him point what appeared to be a gun at his wife. A 90-minute standoff ensued but officers eventually withdrew and the case against Haughton fell apart after an officer failed to appear in court.

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says Brown Deer Police Chief Steven Rinzel has asked DOJ to provide specialized training for police around the Milwaukee area on domestic violence issues.

If domestic violence is affecting you or someone close to you, please know that you are not alone. Visit the Department of Justice's website for resources, including 24-hour National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE. Another resource is the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

 

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