DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(010822)-LULAC HOST COMMUNITY DISCUSSION ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Odessa, Texas/January 8, 2022-The Odessa chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens hosted a community discussion on domestic violence in the Odessa City Council chambers at city hall. The meeting was to be focused on the violent death of Heather Leann Rodriguez by a former boyfirend, and why the system of laws to protect domestic violence victims failed Heather Rodriguez. 

(Monica Franco, Heather Leann Rodriguez Cousin) 

State Represenative Brooks Landgraff who authored Monica’s Law explained what this law provides to victims of domestic violence. 

(Brooks Landgraff, Texas State Representative-District 81) 

 It was revealed that Heather’s former boyfriend was harassing her at her job. Monica Franco said that, Heather was told by Heather’s employer, a business located in Midland that she needed to file a protective order before she could return to work. 

(Monica Franco, Heather Leann Rodriguez Cousin) 

(Deputy Chief Robert Doporto of the Odessa Police Department) 

Deputy Chief Robert Doporto said that after information is gathered during a domestic or family violence case it is presented to the district attorney or county attorney.  

(Deputy Chief Robert Doporto of the Odessa Police Department) 

Jeanette Fierro, a domestic violence victim and survivor tells her story of abuse by her partner and her journey of becoming financially independent and survival. 

(Jeanette Fierro, Domestic Violence Victim and Survivor) 

If you or someone you know is fleeing domestic and sexual violence, contact the Crisis Center of West Texas at 1-866-627-4747. 

For DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, Danny Barrera 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Danny Barrera