She survived: The Tracey Thurman story
- Published on Jan 27, 2016
- Background - After Tracey Thurman was attacked, stabbed, and nearly killed by her husband on June 10, 1983, a subsequent civil lawsuit judged that the local police had ignored growing signs of domestic violence and had casually dismissed restraining orders and other legal bars to keep Charles "Buck" Thurman, Sr. away from his wife. With this lawsuit, filed in 1984, Thurman was the first woman in America to sue a town and its police department for violating her civil rights, claiming the police had ignored the violence because she was married to the perpetrator. She was awarded $2.3 million.
Charles "Buck" Thurman was released from jail in 1991. Additional information can be found doing a internet search.
Stabbed, beaten, and a broken neck, this Torrington woman could have died. Instead, she survived and changed domestic violence laws forever.
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