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Old 08-13-2008, 10:39 AM
 
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I was the victim of a brutal attack. I called the police to report the sexual assault and was also badly beaten. A neighbor had intervened when I escaped my home and taken me to his backyard. The Atlanta PD initially took me to jail for disorderly conduct for running around outside in a nightgown and no underwear also claiming I was hysterical (I was). The responding officers accused me of PMSing. I was taken to the hospital for injuries that included a detached retina and remained under arrest for four days while in the hospital recovering. It took four days for a sex crimes officer to be notified by the Atlanta PD after a tremendous amount of pressure from my family and the ER doctors. After being beaten and sodomized, I wasnít allowed to see my family and was shackled at all times to the bed with a corrections officer present at all times. I was sometimes shamed and cursed at by the CO and others were very kind. The perpetrator has now been charged and is being aggressively pursued, however Iím still so traumatized at how I was treated as a victim. I feel destroyed. Has this ever happened in Atlanta before? When the victim was arrested?

 
Old 08-13-2008, 11:07 AM
 
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I'm so sorry to hear this happened to you, but glad you are still alive. I suggest you seek legal, and more importantly, some type of emotional/spiritual counsel.

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Old 08-13-2008, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Atlanta,Ga
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My goodness, I am so sorry that happened to you. Legal advice ASAP. HAve you contacted the Major of the Zone?
 
Old 08-13-2008, 11:25 AM
 
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My goodness, I am so sorry that happened to you. Legal advice ASAP. HAve you contacted the Major of the Zone?
It was in zone 4 and my family spoke to the sgt. in charge. He stated that the officers didn't break any procedural issues and that it was a tough call. He said hindsight is 20/20. I'm not satisfied with this response. I'm not sure what went wrong, but something must have, right? What happened can't be procedure?
 
Old 08-13-2008, 11:26 AM
 
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I'm so sorry to hear this happened to you, but glad you are still alive. I suggest you seek legal, and more importantly, some type of emotional/spiritual counsel.
Thank you, I'm getting victim support now. But where do you go to get legal advice?
 
Old 08-13-2008, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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If this is a serious post, then as has been stated, contact an attorney ASAP. Depending on the attorney's advice, you may want to also contact APD internal affairs, the media, and possibly the GBI.

I would stop commenting here immediately as anything you say may impact your case and have legal implications.
 
Old 08-13-2008, 11:44 AM
 
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Oh Wow, I am so sorry to hear about your ordeal. I hope you recieve justice and also some really good therapy.

I've never heard of something like this outside of a bad after school PBS special.
 
Old 08-13-2008, 11:58 AM
 
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If this is a serious post, then as has been stated, contact an attorney ASAP. Depending on the attorney's advice, you may want to also contact APD internal affairs, the media, and possibly the GBI.

I would stop commenting here immediately as anything you say may impact your case and have legal implications.
I understand what you are saying. But how does one get an attorney? What kind? I can't afford one. And it's not like this is a car accident which any attorney is prepared to take.
 
Old 08-13-2008, 12:24 PM
 
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:36 PM
 
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Thank you, I'm getting victim support now. But where do you go to get legal advice?
I sent you a Direct Message. Please let us know what happens.
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