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Plymouth Sen. Tom Brandt offered an amendment, adopted 40-0, to include provisions of his LB1009. The amendment would create a nine-member Domestic Abuse Death Review Team appointed by the Nebraska attorney general. The team would investigate domestic abuse deaths to determine causes and contributing factors that led to an individual dying by homicide or suicide as the result of domestic violence.
Brandt said Nebraska is one of only nine states without such a review team.
“The purpose of the team is to prevent future domestic abuse deaths,” Brandt said. “Domestic abuse related deaths are devastatingly common and we can best honor the lives of victims and their families by learning from these experiences.”