REDDING, CONN. -- Redding Police Chief Douglas Fuchs said his department will no longer release identities of those accused of domestic violence in an effort to guarantee confidentiality of victims, according to The Redding Pilot.
Fuchs said the change is meant to reflect changes in state law to assure confidentiality to victims.
Victim's identities often become known, Fuchs said, in the course of identifying those accused of the crime, The Redding Pilot reported.
Karen Jarmoc, chief executive officer of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, applauds the move, while noting the hope that it starts a discussion further protecting the privacy of domestic violence victims, The Redding Pilot said.
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