No. 02-2262.

321 F.3d 637 (2003)

Douglas A. BELL and Tammy Bell, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. Mike IRWIN and Steven Crow, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided February 25, 2003.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John P. Womick, Stephen C. Williams (argued), Womick & Associates, Carbondale, IL, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

Nadine J. Wichern (argued), Office of the Atty. Gen., Civ. Appeals Div., Chicago, IL, for Defendants-Appellees.

Before COFFEY, EASTERBROOK, and KANNE, Circuit Judges.

EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge.

After a bout of drinking, Douglas Bell threatened his wife Tammy, who phoned the police for protection. By the time an officer arrived, the couple had made up and asked to be left alone. Forty minutes later, however, one of the neighbors called to tell the police that Tammy had been knocking on doors in search of safety. An officer quickly returned and found Tammy down the street; she asked for help and said that Douglas had "torn up" the...


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