The Mysterious Case of the Crime Victim Who Could Not File Criminal Charges
Against Her Assailant............... Passaic County – 20014 – 20015
A Wayne Township resident brutally, physically attacked by a male neighbor in front of her home, in the presence of her husband, has found it impossible to pursue criminal charges against her alleged assailant in Passaic County Courts.
The alleged victim of assault was physically jumped upon by the person described as her assailant. He is said to have dropped her to the pavement, beat and pounded her head while grasping her hair, bobbing up and down like a yo yo, so that he could bang her head into the pavement with repeated thrusts. She feels that she escaped death by pummeling and pounding by biting the assailant on the hand. Wayne Township police charged the victim with assault for biting the accused perpetrator.
The Wayne resident was admitted to a local hospital, treated for head and neck injuries. Pictures of the victim taken at the time of hospitalization indicate two badly blackened eyes, a severely bruised forehead and a face swollen to twice normal dimensions as compared to pictures taken in close time proximity for comparison of facial features. The victim's neck was immobilized in a neck brace, but months later acute headaches and chronic tinnitus – ringing in the ears, leading to dizziness have nearly immobilized this crime victim.
The charges filed against the assailant were Aggravated Assault and simple assault.
The assault case went to the Grand Jury where they found a No Bill. Criminal charges against the accused perpetrator were not favorably ruled upon presumably because the alleged perpetrator was also framed as a possible victim as per the way charges were filed, indicating that the alleged perpetrator was bitten. The suggestion that a diminutive woman in her early sixties, standing in front of her house, on her lawn, with her husband, jumped on a passing neighbor and bit him on the hand appears preposterous, yet these appears to be the scenario presented to a grand jury.
Civil charges have now been filed in court, involving complaints against the Wayne Township Police Department. The charges are mysteriously rife with incorrect information. It appears that charges filed internally, erroneously report the crime as a “domestic violence dispute. The victim is a diminutive woman in her early 60's. The perpetrator of assault is described as a man in his early 50's, heavy set, close to 6 feet tall. The charges that seem to have been filed involve a complaint written up as a “domestic violence complaint between two men”, which was never the case. Attempts to procure the written police reports and complaints have been unsuccessful, though the clients lawyers have made numerous requests to receive this complaint. The suggestion that the assault took place as a domestic violence dispute thoroughly erroneously alters the context of the complaint.