State: Iowa City
I and my ex-BF had a fight which turned ugly. He said nasty things and right in front of him I cut my wrist. He started hitting me. I had blood all over the apartment and bumps on my head cause of his hits.
I reported the incident to the police the next day ( I should have called 911 the SAME DAY ). The officer on duty advised to go and see a doctor. I did the same day and went to Police station again. There another officer took pics of my bumbs on the forehead though the others were under the hair so not visible.
The police officer took some 10 days for investigation and told me today that the Ex says he hit me cause he wanted to leave and I had threatened him to cut with a razor. The cop also said since there are no witnesses or camera recordings (!!) and entirely two different stories, he cannot file the charge!
I am feeling HELPLESS. Its after gathering so much of courage I went to police and nothing came out of it. He said I can talk to his supervisor. But will that be fruitful? Am I fighting a lost battle? Please advice.