NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Officials in Nashville are trying to improve how the city handles domestic violence cases.
The city, which had 12,686 domestic violence cases reported last year is in the midst of an audit to identify changes the city could make to offer better protection for victims. The examination includes looking at how the crimes are investigated and prosecuted to services that are offered to victims.
Mayor Karl Dean has proposed adding two domestic violence prosecutors to the city's payroll in an effort to better prosecute cases.
Dean told The Tennessean that officials "need to send a message that Nashville is a safe city for women and children."
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