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for Southern City Vol. 49 Issue 10, Oct 1999
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The police approach to domestic violence has changed. Formerly police saw stopping fights, separating the couple, and calming the situation as their job. The Domestic Violence Task Force in Durham is more pro-active. Procedures include sixteen questions for the investigating officer to ask; issuing warrants for the perpetrators; and follow-up work by the officers, such as keeping a file on further domestic violence and working closely with the district attorney in prosecuting the offenders.
Many cities and towns across the state responded to needs caused by the disastrous Hurricane Floyd flooding. In Raleigh, city department heads called their counterparts in flooded areas to see what they could do to help. Raleigh also sent sixteen firefighters to Kinston and twenty police officers to Greenville. Cary sent six teams of building inspectors to Princeville. Over 100 municipalities volunteered help. Police officers, building inspectors, and heavy equipment were among the greatest needs.