Kingston Police officers attempting to intervene in a domestic dispute instead ended up arresting the male party involved, who had assaulted his wife and daughter earlier in the day – and continued his assaultive behaviour even as he was being arrested.
At approximately 3:47 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 2, 2022, police were called to a residence on upper Brock Street where a husband and wife were fighting. Upon police arrival at the residence, the husband met and spoke with the officers outside the home, Kingston Police detailed in a press release on Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2022.
While outside the home, the husband was confronted by his father, and the two began yelling at one another, police said.
“When police attempted to intervene to deescalate the situation the accused male informed them to ‘shut up’ and that they had no business getting involved in a family matter,” Kingston Police relayed.
Continuing to investigate, police found that the husband had been arguing with his wife and teenage daughter earlier in the day. During that argument, the man assaulted both his wife and daughter, “due to their unwillingness to do household chores,” according to police. The husband had struck his wife several times in the head and neck and, when his daughter attempted to intervene, he proceeded to strike her repeatedly in the face and neck, as well.
Less than 15 minutes after police were called, the accused man was arrested for the assault – but his offensive against his wife had not yet ended.
“At approximately 4:00 p.m., police arrested the accused for assault and, while [officers were] escorting him to the police cruiser, he turned and spit at his wife,” Kingston Police said.
As a result, the 42-year-old Kingston man was charged with three counts of assault.
The following is a message from Kingston Police:
No one has the right to abuse another person. Victims of intimate partner violence or sexual assault and witnesses are encouraged to contact Kingston Police. The following links offer valuable support services and resources in the Kingston area for victims of domestic and/or sexual violence:
- Kingston Police (613-549-4660)
- Kingston Interval House
- Kingston Sexual Assault Centre
- Resolve Counselling Services Canada
- KFACC (Kingston Frontenac Anti-violence Coordinating Committee)
- Victim Services of Kingston and Frontenac (613-548-4834)
- Addiction & Mental Health Services – Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington
- Ministry of the Attorney General – Violence in the Family
- Ministry of the Attorney General – Victim Services Directory
- Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres