Under Budget Cut, Topeka Stops Prosecuting Domestic Battery


Kari Ann Rinker of the National Organization for Women expressed outrage to Shawnee County, Ks., commissioners that those who commit domestic batteries in Topeka aren't being prosecuted, reports the Topeka Capital-Journal. Rinker expressed anger that Topeka was the only city making “national headlines” for a failure to prosecute those who commit domestic battery.

District Attorney Chad Taylor announced last month he would no longer prosecute misdemeanors, including misdemeanor domestic batteries, after his budget was cut 10 percent, or $347,765. The city says it lacks the resources to prosecute the cases.

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