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Nueces County DA admits failures in handling domestic violence cases

Posted: 1:13 PM, Apr 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-27 14:13:00-04

Mark Gonzalez has announced a new bureau to handle domestic violence cases after admitting he has failed in handling the cases since being elected as the Nueces County District Attorney.    

Gonzalez made the announcement during a Friday morning press conference on the first floor on the Nueces County Courthouse.

"The real reason we’re here today is domestic violence. It’s something that has been an issue and problem within our community and our office for this entire year," Gonzalez said. "I’m here first today to publicly announce and to say that our office has failed in seeking and getting convictions for domestic violence."

While campaigning for District Attorney, Gonzalez promised to educate first time domestic violence offenders.