Police refused to intervene in domestic violence case

Dear Editor,

A policeman at the Sans Souci Police station in Wakenaam bluntly refused to take a report from me concerning my 18-year-old daughter who was the victim of domestic violence. On Wednesday (Feb 15, 2012) I related to the officer several instances of abuse by her reputed husband with whom she was living at Maria’s Pleasure, although no report was ever made to the police.

After the last beating which my daughter, who is presently at my home, claimed to be worst, she solicited my help to get the police to intervene, but it turned out to be just useless. The officer made me to understand that such a matter was not for the police but one of a private nature in which he advised me to take my own action.  His advice did not find favour with me for in my opinion he was totally wrong.

The law needs to take its course and it would only be proper for this to be done by the relevant authorities and for the perpetrator to be brought to justice.

Yours faithfully,

Editor’s note
We are sending a copy of this letter to Police Commissioner (ag) Leroy Brummell for any comment he might wish to make.

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