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Several male officers raided my home for someone there and although i wasnt being out of order one man pushed me and they shined their lazers at my belly knowing i am pregnant is that ok? i am 17 and female

Asked on April 28, 2009 under Criminal Law, Missouri

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MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 13 years ago | Contributor

Why did they push you? Was it night time or day time? Were you sleeping? Holding something? If they were "raiding" the house, and looking for someone who could be armed and dangerous I am assuming, then they pushed you to protect themselves.  How far along are you for them to for sure know?

I think the bigger issue here is you are 17 and pregnant.  Is it a healthy environment for you to be in an environment where the police are looking for someone? Call health and human services in your state to see if they can help you with the pregnancy and taking care of your child.  Do you have parents? If you don't live with them, go back to them presupposing they are not abusers.

If you think you were assaulted by a police officer, I don't think you were.  If you think you were, then file a complaint against the officer if you took down a badge number or name or can identify him or her.


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