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Investigate the domestic abuse cases in the Baker County district.

Meredith Felton is a woman in danger. Despite multiple calls to the police, the DA's Office and hiring a lawyer, Meredith has been physically abused by her husband, most recently with a hammer. After Meredith was seen at the hospital and treated for her injuries, which included damage to her throat from the claw end of said hammer, the police were waiting to arrest her for misuse of the 911 system.

 

The DA's office refuses to prosecute unless the detective in charge of Meredith's case signs off on the complaint, and he refuses to sign, claiming to believe Meredith to be falsifying information up to and including injuring herself so severely that she needs crutches and hospitalization. During her time in jail, Meredith was denied her crutches and her pain medication, leaving her in agony during her confinement. 

 

We cannot allow this abuse to continue. The abuse of Meredith, who has seen escalating violence against her since she separated from her husband, and the abuse of our legal system that is somehow, against all sense, sheltering her abuser.

This petition was delivered to:
  • District Attorney of Baker County
    Matt Shirtcliff
  • Baker City Chief of Police
    Wyn Lonher
  • Baker County Sheriff
    Sheriff Mitchell Southwick


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