Unprotected: A News 12/Newsday Special Report

Santia Williams' relatives say police should have done

Santia Williams' relatives say police should have done more to prevent her murder.

A Bay Shore mother was killed by her ex-boyfriend despite an order of protection.

Her family says police ignored her pleas for help.  

Is enough being done to shield victims of domestic violence?

Part One---“Cries for Help”

26-year-old Santia Williams, a mother of two,  had plans to go back to school and pursue a career in the medical profession. But boyfriend Jason Jenkins stalked her for months--and eventually killed her. Her family claims cops ignored numerous pleas to arrest him. A News 12/Newsday investigation now reveals eight Suffolk officers have been accused by internal affairs investigators of mishandling 911 calls involving Williams.

Part Two--Dangerous Pattern?

Three domestic violence cases---three murdered mothers---three families accusing police on Long Island of failing to protect their loved ones, despite numerous calls for help. Are these stories rare exceptions, or is there a pattern of flawed police protection for victims of domestic violence? 

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