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Sarasota News Leader February 8, 2013 Page 12 tion be accompanied by a civil search warrant "I don't have that number, but I will get it," to seize threatening weapons in the home. said Bonner. "We need to get as many people as we can behind this. The judges and lawyers "When a woman testifies she's been threatand as many stakeholders as we can." ened with weapons, the judge writes on the injunction to ask the person to surrender them The proposals were strongly supported by voluntarily," she said. Vice Mayor Willie Shaw. "Having my sister The third element for which Normile request- killed 18 years ago by domestic violence, I am ed commission support was a push to elimi- adamantly supporting you," he said. "I raised nate the virtually automatic "sunset" of such three girls without a mother because of this. It is of great importance that we stay ahead, an injunction after one year. on the cutting edge." Commissioner Shannon Snyder asked Sarasota Police Capt. Lucius Bonner for statistics: Mayor Suzanne Atwell mentioned her career "How many deaths did we have in the city experiences in handling domestic violence from firearms in a domestic violence case in cases as a mental health counselor. "We need the past five years?" to stay in the forefront," she said. The Marina Jack complex on the bayfront has won City Commission approval to take over 275 parking spaces, with a city manager sign-off, for special events. Photo by Norman Schimmel

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