Cop Arrested for Domestic Battery – On Same Woman He Had Previously Tried to Murder
Max Chantha | October 27, 2015
LOUISIANA – In another apparent case of officer recidivism, one New Orleans officers has been charged with beating a woman he had previous interactions with.
Those interactions were, namely, him attempting to murder her.
Robert Hurst injured the unnamed woman countless times, but the latest involved him pushing her, punching her in the face, and even biting her before she was able to pepper spray him and call the police.
It is likely that deputies only believed her because she was in fact at his house, and had clearly visible injuries.
Though it is unclear why the woman would return to this clearly abusive beast of a man, it is clear that he was both manipulative and physically threatening, and the woman a victim.
It seems Hurst had lorded his position over the woman in order to intimidate her against complaining or testifying against him.
His threats were both physical and psychological, abusing her and then telling her that any complaint she fielded against him would end in her arrest, and subsequent jail time.
Even last year, Hurst’s violent behavior was well-known to his fellow officers, following his suspension for attempting to choke the woman to death during the fight.
However, the charges were eventually dismissed after the victim conspicuously was unwilling – or unable – to testify in court.
What is amazing is that the officer, after having been exposed as a violently exploitative monster to his coworkers, was not only left uncharged but also allowed to return to his job as an officer.
No one who routinely beats their girlfriend nearly to death should be in charge of protecting the public.
Hurst illustrated his inability to competently deal with others when he almost killed a woman.
Yet because of the revolving door policy of police departments, where despite gross violations of the law officers are given a slap on the wrist of simply seek out another department to join, Hurst not only escaped justice but was allowed to use his position to continue beating this woman.
Thus it falls on the public to remain vigilant of repeat offender officers, compiling evidence and bringing to court those in the police who would use their powers to become protected criminals.
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Max Chantha is a writer and investigative journalist interested in covering incidences of government injustice, at home and abroad. He is a current university student studying Global Studies and Professional Writing. Check out Max Chantha: An Independent Blog for more of his work.