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What If Your Perpetrator Is A Police Officer?

There has been a push in recent years to help people better identify domestic violence in all its forms and in particular, to encourage victims to report incidents of domestic violence and sexual violence to police. 

But what happens when your perpetrator is a high-ranking police officer?

On today’s episode of The Briefing, Antoinette Lattouf speaks to a woman we’re calling *Audrey. We can’t reveal her identity for legal reasons to protect her. Both *Audrey and her perpetrator were police officers. Twenty years since the violence began, she has chosen to share her experience for the first time, because she thinks serious questions need to be asked about how good police are at policing themselves when it comes to family violence. 

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I met with two police officers to go over the details of the family violence that I’d been subjected to. I don’t know how to explain the devastation sitting there listening to them say to me, ‘Are you sure you want to do this?’

*Audrey, former Police Officer

There’s no words to explain the disappointment, I guess you could say.

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