FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual - Bloomberg BNA
This handy 4" x 6" spiral-bound manual offers examples showing how rules are...

Top News

Olympus Donation Helps Fight Domestic Violence

September 27, 2002  | 

In anticipation of Domestic Violence Month in October, Olympus America Inc. has begun a pilot program in Kings County, N.Y. to fight domestic violence with digital photography. The company donated eight digital cameras and printers to Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes and staff to record injuries of domestic violence victims.

"Our officer receives more than 10,000 domestic violence cases annually," said District Attorney Hynes. "Trying these sensitive cases without hard evidence is a prosecutor's constant challenge. Olympus' donation of digital cameras and printers will help to prosecute these cases by allowing the early gathering of images that may be used as evidence."

Cameras will also be used by the District Attorney's Detective Investigators to record property damage such as broken doors and destroyed furnishings at domestic violence crime scenes.

Beginning in October, Brooklyn hospitals will implement the digital program. In addition to donating the equipment, Olympus America has committed to training the District Attorney's staff, as well as medical and emergency room personnel in the use of the imaging apparatus.

Request more info about this product / service / company


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Off-Duty New York Officer Shot, Wounded in Love Triangle Gone Wrong
Authorities say the wounded officer is the dead woman’s boyfriend and the dead man is her...
Virginia Deputies, Officers Make Surprise Visit to Boy's Birthday Party
Deputies with the Isle of Wight County (VA) Sheriff's Office and the Windsor (VA) Police...
Massachusetts Man Advertised for Cop Killers on Craigslist, Police Say
"I want to see people killing cops and Uber drivers in and around Cambridge and Somerville...
Tony Danza, Josh Groban to Star in New "Family Friendly" Netflix Police Procedural
According to a Netflix press release, "this 'odd couple' become unofficial partners as...

Police Magazine