Tip for 10/24 Police as Abuse Perpetrators

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This information gathered from The Advocates for Human Rights

Officer-Involved Domestic Violence

Individuals who are the victims of domestic violence at the hands of police officer-batterers are often in a unique and particularly vulnerable situation. Unlike most victims of domestic violence, where the success of protective efforts depends on the cooperation of law enforcement, those subject to abuse from a member of the law enforcement community may, for a variety of reasons, be unable to secure the assistance they seek. And, studies indicate that police families are 2-4 times more likely than the general population to experience domestic violence, making the potential for disparities in protective success particularly troubling. FromPolice Family Violence Fact Sheet, National Center for Women & Policing 

The strong bonds of loyalty within most law enforcement communities, coupled with the discretion granted to officers in determining how to respond to allegations of abuse…

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