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TACOMA: TPD ignores potentially dangerous situation

Letter by Bonnie Shadbolt, Tacoma on July 6, 2010 at 11:53 am | 8 Comments »
July 6, 2010 11:53 am

My 10-year-old son has been chased twice and verbally harassed by a mentally ill adult male at our apartment complex, and the Tacoma Police Department basically says there is nothing we can do.

The complex has complained over and over again to the TPD, and nothing has ever been done. I took my son to the TPD to file a complaint and was told by the officer that “he’s only being chased.” So was he saying that until this man actually catches my son, rapes and kills him, nothing can be done?

The man does not live in the complex but has elderly parents who do; they themselves have made domestic violence complaints against him. So if his parents cannot handle this man, how does the police expect the residents of the apartment complex to handle him?

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