My fiance was assaulted in October of 2017. It was all because we got upset that our neighbor didn't have their dog on a leash and came at us and our dog which was on leash. The man wasn't our neighbor, he was the ex-husband of our neighbor visiting his daughter. After the dog exchange my fiance and I went accross the street to walk our dog in the field. A couple of minutes later we saw the man the woman and the dog walking up. I pulled out my phone and started recording. It was almost dark so you can't really see anything but you can hear everything on my recording. You can even hear my fiance saying I'm not going to fight you! The neighbor says the man's name on the recording as well. My fiance got 2 brain bleads, broken jar, concussion, broken facial bones and more. He was laid up for so long that he got blood clots in the lungs from this. So now 2 ER visits later we have over $300,00.00 medical bills. We spoke to the police. At the time I could not pick him out of a picture line up and my fiance doesn't remember much. We thought the police were handling it but we recently found out that the cops have closed the case w/out charging the man!
You should follow up with law enforcement regarding this matter and make sure they are aware of the severity of the injuries resulting from this incident. You should also consult with a personal injury attorney as you would likely have civil claims for monetary damages.
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