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Hitting Close To Home Abuse Often Unpunished Experts Seek New Ways To Help Victims, Spouses

This is a sidebar that appeared with this story: Many cases, few convictions 3,320 domestic violence cases were closed by the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office last year. 565 cases ended in convictions, only 20 after trials. The rest were guilty pleas. 10 cases ended in acquittals after trials. In 432 cases, treatment was required, with the cases to be dismissed afterwards. In 2,323 cases, charges were dropped outright.

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