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Old 01-16-2012, 01:59 PM
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Would this be true? Would this be a partner changing her mind and not wanting charges pressed as we have discussed numerous times throughout this topic re: DV cases? And, if so, will it be treated as it should be, regardless of the offender is a public servant and especially a law enforcement officer?

And if it is true and merited, what does it do to the image of law enforcement officers - similar to the EMS charged in sexually assaulting a patient in an ambulance?

Oh brother. Your thoughts?

S.F. sheriff charged with domestic abuse - CNN.com
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:25 PM
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Well, it is tricky. If you are a spouse of a law officer, or even someone in the Armed Forces, like a Marine, or officer, if you, as a spouse, report DV, it can jeopardize the career (money) of the abuser. This is true for a lot of other types of jobs.

Domestic Violence is a completely different situation, to me, than the EMS worker who raped an unconscious woman.

Sometimes, relationships can be an outlet for stress, and a simple discussion, can escalate beyond the original issue..it would be up to the abused spouse if they wanted to report DV. But knowing it could create problems for the abuser at their place of work, may be why DV is under reported.
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