The Case : Town Of Castle Rock V. Gonzales Essay

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Name of the Case: Town of Castle Rock v. Gonzales, 545 U.S. 748, 2005. 2. Facts: After her divorce, Jessica Gonzales was granted a restraining order against her ex-husband by a state trial court in Colorado. The restraining order prohibited the ex-husband from disturbing Ms. Gonzales and her three daughters and ordered him to stay at least 100 yards away from the family home. The ex-husband / father was granted visits with his children on alternating weekends, for two weeks in the summer and for occasional mid-week visits if prearranged between the parents. Less than three weeks after the court made the restraining order permanent, Mr. Gonzales took the three daughters from in front of the family home without prior approval of their mother. At approximately 7:30 pm, Ms. Gonzales contacted the Castle Rock Police Department and informed them of the restraining order. She requested that the order be enforced and that her children be returned to her immediately. The officers told her there was nothing they could do and suggested that she call back if the children were not home by 10:00 pm. At 8:30 pm Ms. Gonzales spoke to her ex-husband via his cell phone and he informed her that he had their three children with him at an amusement park in Denver. She again contacted the police and asked that her children be located and returned. The officers refused to take action and again told her to wait and see if her children were returned by 10:00 pm. Ms. Gonzales contacted the police at…

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