The neighbors in my apartment building called the cops on my husband for "child neglect." Stating basically that they heard slapping noises and what they thought was my husband cussing at our two boys (2 and 3 years old). They took my kids in the middle of the night on May 25th, and at the shelter hearing the judge allowed them to stay in protective custody on the condition they place them with family or friends. I wouldn't be worried about it if we lived anywhere else (we live in a town of less than 4000 in WY) but because of the small town politics I'm slightly concerned. I'm wondering what proof they would have to furnish in court to "prove" this happened.The neighbors above us have been questioned by the cops every time the neighbors next door have called us in, and they have claimed each time they heard nothing. Also it was stated in the Police report that the neighbor that called us in opens their closet door (their closet is on the other side of the wall from my boys' bedroom) and steps inside to listen through the wall if they hear the kids crying. (Is that stalking or harassment?) They report "slapping noises", which I have told the police several times is both boys getting a spanking. The cops have never found anything the previous times they have shown up to back up the claims; the only thing they have ever documented was "red marks" which the boys' doctor called and told them was exzema. I guess I just don't understand how any of this works, or what they have to have? I just really want my kids back and none of this makes sense. We haven't done anything wrong.
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