For decades we have blamed police work for the abuses by cops on their families and the public in general......but others working in jobs with equal or more stress levels don't react with the violence that the cops do.....MAYBE WE NEED TO HIRE A DIFFERENT TYPE OF PERSON FOR THE JOB, SOMEONE MORE MENTALLY STABLE MAYBE.
Police abuse their wives, girlfriends, and family members four times more than the national average.
Research suggests that family violence is two to four times higher in the law-enforcement community than in the general population.
This is a higher rate than the NFL has.
Two studies have found that at least 40 percent of police officer families experience domestic violence, in contrast to the 10 percent of families in the general population. A third study of older and more experienced officers found a rate of 24 percent, indicating that domestic violence is two to four times more common among police families than American families in general.
What makes this even worse is that officers who are found guilty of domestic violence are unlikely to be fired, arrested, or referred for prosecution.