The police strive to settle the vast majority of wife battering cases without arrest or through mediation, often leading to terrible results for the abused wife. This Note supports holding a city and its police liable under the equal protection clause for the inadequate police protection of battered wives. The Note finds the best legal strategy under the equal protection clause would involve showing impermissible gender-based discrimination.
Jeffrey A. Shapiro,
The Inadequate Police Protection of Battered Wives: Can a city and its police be held liable under the equal protection clause?,
14 Fordham Urb. L.J. 417
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