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Fergus claims in her lawsuit that police should have arrested her husband after he violated a protective order that had been in place. Instead she alleges that the police "[tipped] him off to his pending arrest," shortly before her stabbing.
"It is inconceivable that a trained police officer would call an insane man who recently threatened his estranged wife and alert him that he was about to be arrested," Fergus' attorney, Joe Faxon, told the news source. "Barney Fife would know that the insane man's next move would be to go attack the woman again."
Neil Fergus has been charged with a number of crimes, including attempted murder and first-degree assault.