HPD holds vigil for domestic violence

HPD holds vigil for domestic violence

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Hattiesburg Police Department held a domestic violence vigil Wednesday night.

The program featured a musical presentation by Collective Praise and the guest speaker was Chancery Court Judge Deborah Gambrell who spoke about courage and to remember that "we are our brother's keeper." The group then went outside for a candle lit memorial.

"The Hattiesburg Police Dept. wants the victims of domestic violence to know that it may hurt to walk away but there is help when you do walk away," said Lt. Latosha Myers Mitchell. "We have a domestic violence unit at the Hattiesburg Police Dept there are domestic violence family abuse shelters, there's counseling out there, there is emergency financial assistance there for victims, so if you are in a situation where you are being victimized you are in a situation of domestic violence, you can walk away, there is help for you."

A check was also presented to the Domestic Abuse Family Shelter in the amount of $2,000 from the Hattiesburg Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the Hattiesburg Police Department.