Victim's family: Suffolk PD didn't do enough to prevent murder

BAY SHORE - The family of Sanita Williams, who was killed in a murder-suicide in July, says that the Suffolk police didn't do enough to prevent the murder.

Officials say that Williams was killed by her boyfriend, Jason Jenkins, before he killed himself in Bay Shore.

The family says that Williams had an order of protection against Jenkins. However, they say that police, who responded to at least seven calls by Williams over Jenkins' alleged violations of the order, never arrested him in the weeks leading up to the murder-suicide.

The family is now suing the Suffolk Police Department over the alleged inaction.

"Her blood is on their hands. They could've helped her, they chose not to," says Santia's sister, Shaniya Jordan.

The county declined to comment on pending litigation but said it would vigorously defend itself in the case.

For an extended interview with the family of the Bay Shore woman killed in the murder-suicide, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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