Episode 10 - Why Doesn't She Leave? An Officer's Perspective on Domestic Violence
Often the first responders to domestic violence scenes that range from puzzling to tragic, the job of law enforcement requires a range of skills to implement a spectrum of responses. We talk today with a veteran officer who specializes in domestic violence investigation and has dedicated his life’s work to confronting the crime that influenced his own life.
Our guest today is Mark Wynn, 21-year member of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department who served as Lieutenant to the Domestic Violence Division and as a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team for fifteen years. A trainer, advocate and specialist in the field of domestic violence for law enforcement, Mark Wynn is the recipient of no less that 121 commendations and 51 awards for his work, including the 1995 National Improvement of Justice Award and the 1998 Nashvillian of the Year Award. Content warnings for this episode include: physical violence and abuse