According to a domestic abuse expert, Gabby Petito’s police bodycam video revealed “so many symptoms of an unhealthy relationship.”
As the quest for her fiancé Brian Laundrie continues, GABBY Petito’s cop bodycam tape revealed “so many symptoms of an unhealthy relationship,” according to a domestic violence expert.
Gabby motioned at her neck while sobbing to Moab police officers on August 12, barely two weeks before she was last seen alive, according to Katie Hood of the One Love Foundation.
Hood said Gabby, 22, was in “distress” because of her relationship but was trying to “minimize” it.
Gabby, she alleged, was “trying to shield” her fiancé instead of “telling exactly what was going on.”
“I observed so many symptoms of someone in pain when I saw the film, which I had a hard time seeing at first.” “On Wednesday night, Hood told an ID special report.
“Someone who was in discomfort, but not because of mental health difficulties, but because they were in an abusive relationship.
“When you’re in an abusive relationship, you’re so emotional and exhausted that you don’t know where to turn, and I saw some of that in her reticence to answer some questions.”
“I also believe you see a reduction of some of the signs,” Hood added. “For example, when she says he didn’t hit or punch me, he simply grabbed me exactly here.”
“As someone who works in the domestic violence field, anything near the neck triggers me because I know that if someone strangles you, your chances of being killed in that relationship increase sevenfold.”
“I saw someone trying to protect and bring down the heat of a situation rather than disclose exactly what was going on in her attempt to downplay his attack on her.”
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Hood claimed she thought the body cam video was “a normal depiction of someone in a difficult situation” when she saw it.
“Abusive relationships are emotionally draining,” she continued. “The whole reason we’re trying to teach young people about unhealthy relationships is so they can see the signals early and get out before they wind up in an abusive position.”
“We know that domestic incidents consume a significant amount of police time; we need better training in this first response team, that first line of response, but we all need better training.” “We tend to miss or minimize the signs of emotional abuse, and it’s really the only place where intervention is possible, so I believe this case will improve training.”
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