Thank you for your kind words, V. And yes, I think most men would. At least, I would like to think so...
Anyhow, back to your matter.
It is understandable that you were shocked - anyone would be.
At this time, it is imperative for someone in your situation to get that case number, and also call the police and ask who was assigned to the case. Then call every week or so and politely ask how the case is going - be nice, but remember that "squeaky wheel gets the grease" (in other words, if you continuously but not too much keep in touch, the detective assigned will likely keep this at the forefront of their pile of cases).
Allow me to explain how this works:
1) you make a complaint to the police;
2) the police investigate, which involves gathering evidence, tracking down people, and talking to witnesses/suspects;
3) the police make a "file" which they then pass on to the District Attorney with a recommendation on whether or not to indict;
4) the District Attorney reviews the file and makes a decision on whether or not to indict (they need at least prima facie
level of evidence to indict - meaning "at first glance";
5) Indictments are filed and warrants are issued for the participants' arrests.
The issue is that all of this can take months
, sometimes even over a year. Since this just happened in May, the matter is just beginning. It may take months for the detective to gather enough evidence to where they feel that a case may be made, and a little longer for the District Attorney to charge them. The District Attorney want to cross their t's and dot their i's before filing an indictment, so it simply takes a little time.
The best you can do here is simply innocently call the detective one a week or so, and nicely ask about the case, making sure that they keep it fresh in their mind and move on it. Eventually, the individuals involved should be charged. It is just that the old adage - the "wheels of justice move slowly" - comes into play here.
You may also always contact the media to do a story, and if they are interested, they will. If the media gets involved, this may put extra pressure unto the authorities to move faster to handle the matter.
I hope this helps and clarifies.
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