Q: Can the victim can do anything about the lack of victim's rights offered and police & prosecutor not including evidence?
I was the victim of an assault from my ex. He was eventually charged (months after the assault) because I stayed in contact with the police department's Professional Standards Unit. The detective on the case was non responsive until PSU got involved. When the charges were pressed, the charge did not include the bodily injury caused. I had Emergency room records from the assault stating exactly what he did (matching all of my other statements and the 911 call), showing abrasions and a diagnosis of a concussion. I was told there was no way I could prove he caused the injuries due to a lack of a forensic medical exam and that it was up to them what he got charged with. After the pre trial hearing, he got deferred disposition. I was never given a VIS or allowed at the hearing.
While I was waiting for the charges to be pressed, the detective did nothing about telephone harassment, torment, and threats from my abuser - I presented call log records and voicemails to the him & prosecutor.
A: There doesn't sound like anything else to do in terms of criminal law. However, in civil law you could seek a protective order based on family or dating violence... and perhaps even stalking based on the voicemails. You might be able to sue him for the cost of medical treatment but unless you had huge hospital bills it is likely the legal fees would eat up most or all of the recovery.
A: Sounds like your ex might have a relationship with the police of which you unaware. When certain people seem to get away with sketchy behavior time and time again, it often turns out they are working with the police. He may be a cooperating witness who the police just can't seem to control. Sometimes they don't even try, but usually police try to control the bad behaviors of citizens they are working with.
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