Police Officer-Involved Domestic Violence

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Pulitzer Prize winning Frontline correspondent Walt Bogdanich discusses “A Death in St. Augustine,” a collaborative project with The New York Times that investigates police officer-involved domestic violence. He discusses the hidden problem of officer-involved domestic violence, and the story at this investigation's heart: that of young single mother Michelle O'Connell who was found dead from a gunshot after she broke up with her boyfriend, who was a cop. The sheriff’s office ruled it suicide—but was it?


Walt Bogdanich

Comments [10]

Joleen Tomberg

It doesn't take a genuis to know this was obviously a murder.
Why all the errors. Starting with the neighbors.
And the conspiracy to cover it up. Sickens me. What are wrong with people these days?

Nov. 29 2013 02:49 AM
chris from Detroit

If all cops that beat their wives were actually charged 90% of Police would NOT be able to own guns!

Nov. 28 2013 01:50 PM

Banks recently married. There are so many things I would like to say about that but I will refrain. My prayers are with his wife.

Nov. 27 2013 02:02 PM

jgarbuz - yeah, women deliberately make men shoot and stab them in order to make men have sad feelings and get their stuff (kids) taken away. It's easy and it's fun - I think Michelle Obama was promoting it the other day as part of 'Eat Organic, Kill Men' agenda.

Now please tell us one of those heartwarming stories about when you got beat up in the 50s. I love those stories.

Nov. 26 2013 03:57 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

It's long overdue that there be an HONEST discussion about "domestic violence" instead of the usual PC where women are always the victim and the evil men are always the maniacs. But I doubt that such an honest discussion will ever happen as long as the PC crowd is in control of almost everything.

Nov. 26 2013 01:34 PM
tom LI

To Wayne with the questionable PhD - "much violence"...does that possess a true value, or just indicate your situation at home?

Funny how these topics always get turned on their head by what are likely misogynists. The topic wasn't about general domestic violence but that INVOLVING cops!

Nov. 26 2013 01:04 PM
Tony from Canarsie

jgarbuz & Wayne: odd that instead of addressing the topic at hand you would rather talk about women being predators. Paging Doctor Freud.

Nov. 26 2013 12:43 PM

jgarbuz - what's your suggestion for guys in the situation you describe so that they don't get "screwed by their wives?"

Nov. 26 2013 12:38 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

To Wayne

I agree with you. Nothing easier than for a wife who wants to rob a father of his home and child than to goad him to the breaking point, start a fight, and then hope he hits her and gives her a minor bruise. Then she can call the cops, have him taken out of the house, and she's literally home free. That is to say, she gets the home and his kids for free.

Nov. 26 2013 12:21 PM
Wayne Johnson Ph.D. from Bk

Bogdanich says "when officers assault their wives". Much domestic violence (including police officers) are wives assaulting their husbands with knives and guns.

Nov. 26 2013 12:14 PM

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