Domestic Violence Very Real Problem: Ask The Trooper
Responding to call of domestic violence are among the most dangerous situations police can be asked to investigate, according to Brooks David, spokesperson for Louisiana State Police Troop I.
David said court-mandated programs, such as the Family Violence Intervention Program, help, but there is still a very real problem with domestic violence.
A disturbing trend is the increase in the number of instances in which the female is the aggressor, David said.
"Back in the day, you would automatically think that it was the male that was the aggressor, but if you actually look into statistics now, you'll probably see that probably 30 percent--maybe somewhere around there--the female...is actually the aggressor," David said.
As a result, law enforcement investigates cases of domestic violence more carefully. In cases where it is not clear who the aggressor was, both parties may be arrested, David said.
Also discussed on "Ask the Trooper":
- Why does it take so long as times for police to perform their investigation into an incident?
To listen to the full interview with David, click on the 'Play' button below.