Colorado K9 Officer and Former Marine Arrested for Child Abuse, Domestic Violence.
The statistics of military and police families have long told a harrowing tale of violence, not just on the streets or in foreign countries, but right at home. Combat vets are responsible for almost a quarter of the domestic violence in America. Research has found that veterans diagnosed with PTSD were “significantly more likely to perpetrate violence against their partners,” with over 80 percent committing at least one act of violence in the previous year; almost half of them committed at least one severe act, including strangulation, stabbing and shooting. This is more than 14 times higher than the general civilian population.
Domestic violence is also extremely common in Law Enforcement households as well. Domestic violence is 2 to 4 times more common in police families than in the general population. In two separate studies, 40% of police officers self-report that they have committed violent acts against their domestic partners within the last year. In the general population, it’s estimated that domestic violence occurs in about 10% of families. Check out the Purple Beret’s for more information on domestic violence in law enforcement from Curt Lubiszewski. Lubiszewski is a former LEO, but also a victim of domestic violence.
Robert Allen Croner is the most recent cop to perpetuate violence at home, not only against his wife, but also against his own child. The Larimer Sheriffs Office decided to withhold his name, but ABC7 released his name with their report, as they considered it a matter of public record, and importance. Colorado law also prohibits law enforcement agencies from withholding the names of people arrested. Croner was a k9 officer, and a former marine.
Croner was arrested at 4:23 at his home in Loveland, and booked into the county jail. An investigation led to the arrest. Information regarding the details and findings of the investigation is not available at this time.
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