Estranged parents threatening to call police
February 4, 2014 5:27 PM Subscribe
I'd just like opinions on how to handle the potential situation of a police officer and relative showing up at my apartment at the request of other family members. More relevant details inside:
posted by velebita to Human Relations (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Thanks in advance, Metafilter. I'm mostly a little scared and could use some advice about what to expect and what my options might be, and opinions as to whether I am doing everything alright. I cut off contact with my family last October for very good reasons (verbal abuse related, and just a host of things I couldn't deal with anymore). I called and told them very explicitly that I no longer wanted contact, and why, and that if they were worried about me they were welcome to check my facebook page. Since then I've been filtering all calls and email and checking them every so often, but haven't responded to anything. I just listened to a voicemail from the abusive family member saying they were going to have their cousin, who is a police officer here, come to my home to 'do a wellness check'? if I didn't call them in a week.
Is this a thing that a police officer can do? If this happens how do I handle it?
This is in Chicago.