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Police Domestic Violence

 
 

 

As the victim of a police officer, your situation is very different than that of other victims of domestic violence. You may be afraid to:

 
 

 
  • Call the police

He is the police.

  • Go to a shelter

He knows where the shelters are located.

  • Have him arrested

Responding officers may invoke the code of silence.

  • Take him to court 

It's your word against that of an officer, and he knows the system. 

  • Seek a conviction

He will probably lose his job and retaliate     against you.

  • Drop the charges

You could lose future credibility and     protection.

   

All of these approaches could increase your level of danger. If you have ever tried to get help, you may have become discouraged because no one seemed to understand your plight. Women who come to Life Span have helped us develop expertise on this issue.

 

Based on years of experience dealing with victims of domestic violence, Life Span's staff knows that when a client says, "He's a police officer...", it changes everything. We are committed to sharing this information with other  POLICE VICTIMS and ADVOCATES.

 

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