Extended Interview: Frederick Brewington, Attorney for Santia Williams' Family

August 9, 2014
News 12

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.

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?