Police officers are sometimes required to use force in their line of work. While use of force may sometimes be acceptable in a police officer’s work life, there is one part of a police officer’s life (and any person’s life for that matter) where force is never acceptable: their home life.
Recently, a police officer in Texas has been accused of having committed domestic violence against his wife.
The officer in question works in Galveston County.
The article on the Houston Chronicle’s website which reported this story did not have any details regarding what specifically is alleged to have occurred during the alleged domestic violence incident.
The police officer was recently arrested in relation to the domestic violence allegations. He is facing a charge of assault causing bodily injury. He is also facing an internal investigation by the law enforcement agency he works for. One wonders what will ultimately happen in this case.
Domestic violence can cause a great deal of harm to its victims and is something that no spouse should have to face. Thus, one hopes that all married individuals make sure to not engage in such wrongful conduct. One also hopes that, when spousal abuse does occur, the abusing party is held accountable and proper steps are taken to protect the victim following the abuse.
If a person has been the victim of domestic violence by a spouse, he or she may wish to consider speaking with a family law attorney with experience in domestic violence cases to discuss what steps can be taken moving forward.
Source: The Houston Chronicle, “Galveston deputy accused of domestic violence,” Harvey Rice, Aug. 5, 2013