April 7, 2017: Do Restraining Orders Make You Safer?

Apr 08, 2017, 05:41 AM

After a Richmond mother of two who had intended to file restraining order against her alleged killer was shot in front of her children, @JohnRothmann asks, would it have made a difference if she had filed one?

John - You’re a retired Police Officer. Does a Restraining Order make a difference?

Caller - It depends on who’s restrained. If that person in psychotic, has nothing to lose, is willing to throw his life and career and finances away just to bother that person, then unfortunately that Restraining Order is nothing but a piece of paper.