Police are supposed to ask suspected victims of domestic violence 11 questions

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The domestic violence survey

Here are the 11 questions that police officers responding to a domestic violence call must offer the suspected victims, starting Monday:

1. Has he/she ever used a weapon against you or threatened you with a weapon?

2. Has he/she threatened to kill you or your children?

3. Do you think he/she might try to kill you?

4. Does he/she have a gun or can he/she get one easily?

5. Has he/she ever tried to choke you?

6. Is he/she violently or constantly jealous or does he/she control most of your daily activities?

7. Have you left him/her or separated after living together or being married?

8. Is he/she unemployed?

9. Has he/she ever tried to kill himself/herself?

10. Do you have a child that he/she knows is not his/hers?

11. Does he/she follow or spy on you or leave threatening messages?

Source: Pittsburgh Bureau of Police

 

Police are supposed to ask suspected victims of domestic violence 11 questions.


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