City Council examines domestic violence in the Bronx and city
City Council members met Thursday to make sure domestic violence victims in the Bronx and the city are getting the help they need. At the hearing, the council evaluated how the city responds and provides assistance to victims. Advocates for victims say the city needs to re-think the way it handles child custody issues arising from domestic violence cases. The mayor's office says the number of domestic violence-related homicides is down significantly compared to a year ago. The city recently created a task force to investigate each death that results from domestic violence.