Gov. Haslam accepts award for domestic violence work

Gov. Haslam accepts award for domestic violence work

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The event benefited the Knoxville Coalition on Family Violence and the memorial fund named in Gregg's honor. The event benefited the Knoxville Coalition on Family Violence and the memorial fund named in Gregg's honor.
"We were able to get strangulation made a felony. It wasn't before. People didn't realize. It was the way the law was written," said Jensen. "We were able to get strangulation made a felony. It wasn't before. People didn't realize. It was the way the law was written," said Jensen.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The annual Anita Gregg Luncheon was held Friday to benefit the Knoxville Coalition on Family Violence and the memorial fund named in Gregg's honor.

Gregg and her young son were murdered 16 years ago by her estranged husband in West Knoxville.

On Friday, Gov. Bill Haslam accepted the Legislative Leadership Award and participated in the "Hands Are Not for Hitting" campaign sponsored by the Knoxville-area American Medical Association.

Co-chair Russ Jensen outlined some of the legislation approved this past session.

"We were able to get strangulation made a felony. It wasn't before. People didn't realize. It was the way the law was written," said Jensen.

"We were able to improve accountability in the courts. We were able to make perpetrators more accountable to pay their court finds and fees and that money goes directly to helping victims," he continued.

Knoxville Police Department employee David Kitts was given the Community Partnership Award for working with the faith community in an effort to stop domestic violence.

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