Brown Deer Police train to prevent domestic violence tragedies like the Azana Spa shooting

Jaclyn Brandt

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Brown Deer Police train to prevent domestic violence tragedies like the Azana Spa shooting

CREATED Apr. 11, 2013

BROWN DEER - After the Azana Spa shooting, the police chief in Brown Deer asked for more domestic violence training to prevent more tragedies.

There are still painful scars left by the shooting, and the Brown Deer Police Department made good on a promise to learn how to better handle domestic violence situations.

Brown Deer Police were called two dozen times for issues between Zina and Radcliff Haughton.

Despite that, Zina still lost her life.

Brown Deer's Police Chief said back in October that his officers did nothing wrong.

“I think we're being held accountable for something that was no way out of line for how we try to do our job," said Chief Steve Rinzel.

But he asked for domestic violence training sessions for every officer.

“Being a Monday morning quarterback can be beneficial," said Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.

The attorney general's office is in charge of the training that started Thursday.

"To say ‘Maybe we can do more or learn more to prevent tragedies like this in the future’, I think the chief deserves a tremendous amount of credit," Van Hollen said.

Brown Deer Police Department also had an independent investigator look into how they handled problems with Haughton. That report may be released next week.

Lacey Crisp contributed to this report.

 

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