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I was verbally threaten in front of another person. The individual

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I was verbally threaten in front of another person. The individual said he was going to shoot up my house and he was going to do it at 2 AM. I called police and reported it immediately and showed the video security camera to police and gave them a copy; however it doesn't have voice, but shows my witness standing in the midst of conversation.
But investigating officer says nothing can be done other than warning this individual not to say such threats. What action can I take to have this individual pesecuted.
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You have done all that you can reasonably do, advising the police about it. You could contact the District/State Attorney's office for your county and advise that you want to pursue it but likely all they are going to do is tell you to file a police report. Contrary to what most people believe charges can only be filed by the police or the District attorney. A citizen can only file a report with the police and ask them to press charges, a citizen can't actually file the charges themselves.

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