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How Cops Can Recognize the Signs of Elder Abuse

PoliceOne
September 22, 2014
Written by Leischen Stelter, senior coordinator of social media, at American Public University System

It is estimated that between 1.5 and 2 million older adults are abused every year, however, only 1 in 24 cases are reported. This means that law enforcement is missing or overlooking a lot of cases, said Tim Hardiman, a 23-year veteran of the NYPD. It is imperative that officers know the signs of elder abuse and take the time to investigate suspected cases.


Read the entire article at PoliceOne.

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