The State Senator Suzi Schmidt domestic dispute 911 tapes were released revealing a stormy and rocky relationship between the public official and her husband, Bob Schmidt. In less than a year, either Suzi or Bob Schmidt had called 911 on three separate occasions to complain about domestic abuse.
The 911 tapes that were released this week concerned an argument last Christmas where Suzi Schmidt apparently made a preemptive 911 call telling the dispatcher to disregard any calls the dispatcher may receive from her husband, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. Surely enough, that call was interrupted when Bob Schmidt called 911 to complain about his wife. The state senator allegedly locked him out of their Lake County home following an argument.
The release of these tapes follows a 911 call just this week for another domestic argument between the couple. In this case, Bob Schmidt claimed that his wife bit and scratched him during an argument. In the call, the husband said that “my wife is attacking me” as his wife responded “you’re lying, Bob” in the background, reports the Sun-Times.
And in August, police were again sent to the Schmidt’s home after Bob Schmidt called police claiming that his wife had rammed his car with her Cadillac.
Despite the very public nature of these squabbles, the 911 calls between Suzi Schmidt and her husband reveal a troubling pattern. While 911 calls and police action can stop immediate threats of harm, if the domestic battles continue, the couple may consider more serious action like restraining and protective orders.
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