Connecticut residents are likely aware that law enforcement responds to domestic disturbances in a quick and serious manner. In an effort to prevent escalating domestic violence, calls for help are treated as dangerous situations. When police respond to a home where alleged abuse has occurred, they often try to apprehend the alleged aggressor and then question the parties involved.
People may not be aware that verbal threats can be classified as domestic violence. Not all cases of domestic disputes involve physical alterations and abuse. Surely, it is not uncommon for people to say things they do not mean when they are arguing, but when a verbal dispute turns into threats, it can become a crime.
Connecticut police responded to a call for a domestic disturbance in a quiet neighborhood. The suspect they were attempting to question took off on foot. He had allegedly made verbal threats to someone in his home. Police searched the community for the fleeing suspect and, after over an hour of pursuit, caught up with the suspect -- who was still uncooperative -- and managed to arrest him and take him to a detention facility.
When a person fears being trapped in a domestic violence situation, he or she may not know what to do. Verbal threats can be frightening, and often, victims may fear that reporting the abuse will lead to further incidents. Many victims find it helpful to contact a compassionate attorney. An attorney may be able to help victims seek legal protection from further abuse and bring an alleged abuser to justice for the suffering he or she caused a victim.