EPD Sergeant helped create a bill aimed at protecting domestic violence victims

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EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT)– EPD Sergeant Matt Karges helped create a bill that helps protect victims of domestic violence. Senate Bill SB0079, made alongside Senator Michael Crider and House Representative Wendy McNamara, enhances the crime of domestic battery to a Level 6 Felony if the victims has a protective order against the suspect or if the court has issued a no contact order.

The legislation was signed into law by Governor Holcomb on Thursday.

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