Firefighter involved domestic violence, police reports filed and serious charges but DA won't prosecute. I am the victim.

There are police reports that date back 4 years, statute of limitations in Michigan is 5 years for this, and the police and firefighters are (as usual) really close, making me appear to be 'creating problems' even though I am the one that ended the relationship. How or what is the correct way for the victim to pressure the DA to file charges? The police reports literally contain even him admitting to beating me and basically everything that he has done to me and our daughter. It is as though he is getting a high-five from the cops and the real victims are in increasing danger.

Grand Rapids, MI -

Attorney Answers (3)

Robert M. Alonzi

Robert M. Alonzi

Criminal Defense Attorney - Commerce Twp, MI
Answered

You could contact MSP asking to take it out of local control, get a victims rights group involved, contact local news iteam..

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Ronald S. Pichlik

Ronald S. Pichlik

Criminal Defense Attorney - Battle Creek, MI
Answered

I agree. You can try to take the situation to the state police. You could also contact the prosecutor and request an appointment to discuss the situation as well as an explanation as why prosecution has been declined.

James Regan

James Regan

Violent Crime Lawyer - Fort Pierce, FL
Answered

Call the prosecutor's office and ask for the victim advocate. Demand to meet with her and the head prosecutor in her office.

Here is the info for the head prosecutor:

William A. Forsyth, Kent County Prosecutor
82 Ionia Avenue NW, Suite 450
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2266
Phone: (616) 632-6710
Fax: (616) 632-6714


You could be eligible for crime victim compensation as well. Here is a link with great resources for you: http://www.accesskent.com/CourtsAndLawEnforceme...

Good Luck.

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