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State Victim Advocate:Police Could Have Done More

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The state victim advocate and the parents of a woman allegedly killed by her ex-boyfriend last year say Connecticut police could have done more more to prevent her death.
State Victim Advocate Michelle Cruz released a report Tuesday with recommendations on how the state can better protect victims of domestic violence after 28-year-old James Carter II of Bloomfield was charged with fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, Tiana Notice, outside her Plainville home on Valentine’s Day last year. Carter has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges and awaits trial.
Notice’s parents say police ignored their daughter’s requests for protection after Carter repeatly violated restraining orders.
The report, which mentions Notice’s dealings with Waterbury and Plainville police, suggests new policies on restraining order violations and more involvement by family court judges and state attorneys in domestic violence cases.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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