I am seriously pissed off here. Tonight my ex-gf/friend called me crying from her church. She is 18 and had run away after locking herself in her room because her dad strangled/hit her (one time hard enough to make her black out for a few seconds). In retaliation while being strangled she bit him (evidently pretty hard). I made her call the police, and we went to the station and she told them what happened. They made us go to her house then to talk to her parents. Then when they said something to her while at her house(the police), she started crying, turned around, and took two steps away from them. They then ran forward, grabbed her, and cuffed her without saying anything. They then told me when I asked why a few times that they "thought she was trying to run away." Keep in mind she is a 5'1" 100 lb girl who was crying before when she told them the story. They then talked with her mom/dad and saw the bite marks on his arm. They also had seen the red marks all over her back/neck in the station, as well as learned about other times when he had done similar things and marks/bruises on her legs from these times. They kept her in the cuffs and put her in the car without telling me anything and just drove away. I called the station and they said they charged her with domestic violence based on their investigation (that took 5 minutes) determined that because her bite marks were worse than her bruises that she was at fault, even though she was the one who decided to tell them what happened in the first place because she felt that she was in danger. I guess they are having a hearing tomorrow to figure out what the heck is going on but what happens from here? I mean can they just let the dad go like that? He beats her up and SHE gets arrested and they just forget about what he did? I don't understand this. Does she have any legal retribution against these cops for what seems to be negligent behavior? I mean seriously how can they arrest her being who she is against her dad when he has a history of abuse (according to her, of course) and marks on her body? I am sorry I am freaking out but would just like to know what is going to happen.