Q: My friend is being verbally and physically abused by her husband who is in a wheelchair can he be arrested for abuse?
I called the police last Tuesday two male and one female police officers showed up. The female took pictures of her arm which has a big bruise. The two males asked the husband if he wanted to press charges against her! He’s abusing her physically and mentally but because he’s in a wheelchair the cops take pitty on him. She’s disabled with back problems due to a car accident. One time that I went to check on her the husband asked me to pee on his jacket so he can do things with it later. I left and never returned. I’m afraid he’s going to snap and really hurt her should I have called the state police and not the town police?
A: Yes, if the man is abusing the person physically that is an Assault, and the verbal abuse most likely equates to Disorderly Conduct, Harassment or perhaps Threatening.
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