Sunday, August 16, 2009
If you are a victim of police officer-involved domestic violence, what or who has helped you? What or who hasn't?
I'm going to set this post here to see if we can gather some info. Remember you can post anonymously. Who is helping? We need to know. Who isn't? What does? What do you need? What scares you? Does anything give you hope? How do you sustain?
Not all law enforcement agencies are scary for victims. I spoke with someone last week that has the support of the local and county police because they all loathe what her ex did so much - how it refelceted on all of them. Some departments in Texas call the brass to the home if an assasult is evident and they FIRE the officer on the spot. Some departments are nightmares, from the time they show up at the call and start pressuring the victim to "realize what impact" this will have on the officer's career. It's a continuum. Are there individuals within agencies that were your angel or who made it hell? I can keep the info on record by state as a help to others who follow in your footsteps.
There's a lot I haven't said, not wanting to step on toes, and some good info I can't repeat enough. I'll add that in here too if we get this going.
[police officer involved domestic violence law enforcement county sheriff's deputy department office state police trooper lt. lieutenant cheif sgt. sergeant]