Many cases of some form of abuse are present in the news on an almost daily basis in Connecticut. Domestic violence is an area of abuse that often stirs the emotions of many who come across the story or news report. Sometimes, the incident occurs as the result of heated emotions and involves others who are not directly involved in the relationship. This can include children, parents and others.
A 31-year-old female has been charged with disorderly conduct, risk of injury, second-degree strangulation and interfering with an arrest after an incident that occurred late last week. The woman is accused of trying to enter an apartment that she does not reside in or own. While trying to gain access to the apartment, the accused had an altercation with a woman who had a minor child with her.
Police arrested the perpetrator and transported her to the local police headquarters. During the attempt to book the woman, she resisted. She then attempted to swallow the string from a hooded sweatshirt and refused to allow officers to extricate it. She is currently being held on a $5,000 bond.
Victims of domestic violence in Connecticut have many resources available to help them get back to living a normal life. Counseling and ensuring one's safety and well-being are top priorities. Any individual who has been the victim of domestic violence may seek the counsel of a family law attorney. An attorney can help to provide the victim with information regarding restraining orders and a divorce, if necessary.
Source: Milford, CT Patch, "Milford Woman Charged With Strangulation: Police", Brian Mccready, Nov. 13, 2017