Unprotected: A News 12/Newsday Special Report

A Bay Shore mother was killed by her ex-boyfriend despite an order of protection. Her family says police ignored her pleas for help.

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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