A woman in Colorado has been accused of domestic violence after an alleged altercation with her ex-boyfriend, who is a police officer. According to a report, the police chief of that police department is now being scrutinized after the woman allegedly sent police a video tape of the woman’s ex-boyfriend abusing her child. She alleges that police did nothing and attempted to cover up the abuse.
The woman is now facing three counts of domestic violence, and will be in court for those charges in December. Although no charges have been filed against the police, the officer who was the woman’s boyfriend has been suspended, and the police chief was also placed on leave.
This case is extremely complex, and could result in more charges being filed. When someone is accused of any crime, whether it is domestic violence or charges related to their employment as a public official, it might be wise to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Colorado. They can help a person understand their rights and protect their reputation throughout the criminal process.
Sometimes people are accused of crimes, and their reputation throughout the community is tarnished. This might result in consequences at their job, regardless of if they are convicted. An attorney can not only form a rigorous defense, but work to protect a person’s reputation by minimizing damaging accusations. It is important that everyone is able to have a fair trial if they are accused of a crime. If they are convicted, they might be able to file an appeal to a higher court in hopes of having the conviction overturned.
Source: KDVR, “Court documents reveal alleged domestic violence in Berthoud police scandal,” Justin Joseph, Oct. 16, 2013