Sioux Falls Police Chief Focuses On Domestic Violence
Sioux Falls P0lice Chief Doug Barthel urges domestic violence victims to get help.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
In 2011, 1,299 domestic violence cases and 267 protection violation cases were investigated by the Sioux Falls Police Department and the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office.
In 2010, 36 percent of the murders in South Dakota were a result of domestic violence.