Police: No Domestic Violence Charges After a 911 Call — But a Charge For Someone Who Blocks Another From Completing Call

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Police responding to a 911 call about a domestic incident said they found there was was arguing involved, but didn’t say there was violence — and nobody was charged with a domestic violence crime.

But a man hung up the phone when the 911 call was made by the other person, police said, and that resulted in charges against him.

Darien police provided this account, including accusations not proven in court:

The call was made to police at 4:39 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, from a home in town. When police went to the residence, they spoke with a 50-year-old man who said there had been a verbal argument, and the other person confirmed that.

The victim said that at some point he or she called 911, but the man hung up the call.

The man was issued a misdemeanor summons charging him with interfering with an emergency call. He was released on a written promise to appear the next day in state Superior Court in Stamford.

That’s the only thing he was charged with, which seems to indicate that if he didn’t do that, he would never have been charged at all.

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