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Saturday, September 19, 2015
Saturday, July 11, 2015
THE HARTFORD COURANT EXAMINES CONNECTICUT FAMILY COURT'S FAILURE TO HANDLE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES PROPERLY!
Alaine Griffin and Shawn R. Beals of "The Hartford Courant" report as follows:
"Nineteen-year-old Adrianne Oyola walked in to Judge Barry C. Pinkus's courtroom in late June with no legal representation and a daunting task: to convince a judge that she and her infant son needed protection from the child's father.
A civil court judge had previously granted her a temporary restraining order against ex-boyfriend Tony Moreno, now charged with murder in 7-month-old Aaden Moreno's death, after she alleged in an application that Moreno had pushed her around and threatened her life and the child's.
In front of Pinkus, 12 days after the temporary order was granted, and with Moreno also in the courtroom, Oyola said there was some physical violence and that Moreno violated the temporary order. But she said Moreno's abuse was more psychological than physical.
Pinkus denied Oyola's request for a permanent restraining order. On July 5, six days after the restraining order was denied, police said Moreno threw the baby off the Arrigoni Bridge into the Connecticut River. Moreno jumped over the railing and survived, despite suffering serious injuries..."
Friday, January 23, 2015
INTRODUCED BY SEN. MARTIN M. LOONEY, ET. AL., PROPOSED BILL NO. 650, GREATER PROTECTION FOR THOSE GRANTED TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS!
|Proposed Bill No. 650|
January Session, 2015
|LCO No. 2202|
Referred to Committee on JUDICIARY
|SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.|
SEN. DUFF, 25th Dist.
SEN. BYE, 5th Dist.
SEN. BARTOLOMEO, 13th Dist.
SEN. CASSANO, 4th Dist.
SEN. COLEMAN, 2nd Dist.
|SEN. CRISCO, 17th Dist.|
SEN. KENNEDY, 12th Dist.
SEN. FLEXER, 29th Dist.
SEN. LARSON, 3rd Dist.
SEN. WINFIELD, 10th Dist.
AN ACT CONCERNING TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
That section 46b-15 of the general statutes be amended to improve the service and effectiveness of temporary restraining orders issued, including, to: (1) Require a sworn police officer to serve such order in certain circumstances, including whenever the applicant indicates on the application therefor that the respondent has access to a firearm or ammunition or is in possession of a state-issued firearm or ammunition permit or eligibility certificate; (2) allow a court to extend such order if the applicant is present for the subsequent hearing fourteen days after issuance but the order has not yet been served; (3) increase access on the part of applicants to domestic violence advocates who can assist them in properly filling out applications; (4) broaden the methods by which respondents may be given legal notice of such orders by sworn peace officers; and (5) allow the court to order the respondent to a temporary restraining order that has been issued by the court to temporarily transfer, deliver or surrender all firearms and ammunition that he or she possesses, along with any permit issued pursuant to section 29-28 of the general statutes, and all eligibility certificates issued pursuant to sections 29-36f and 29-37q of the general statutes.
Statement of Purpose:
To provide greater protection to applicants who are granted temporary restraining orders by Connecticut courts.