The wife of 7th congressional district candidate Eric Dickerson says he never laid a finger on her or their children. Paula Dickerson is denying the allegations in a 15-year old police report that her husband, Eric abused her in 1991. Paula says the police did come to her house responding to a domestic disturbance, but there was no violence. According to the police report, Paula has bruises and a red marks on her neck. She says she and her husband were yelling at each other she looked red because of her light-skinned complexion. County prosecutors dismissed the charges against Dickerson. The entire affair came to light two days ago, when incumbent Democrat Julia Carson presented the information to the Indianapolis Star.
Domestic violence is a serious accusation. Many women are victims and the men who commit the crimes should be prosecuted. But in each case, the law requires we look at the facts. And here is what we know right now. We have a 15-year old police report. We have Eric saying he did not commit the crime. We have his wife saying he did nothing. We have a case that has been dismissed. We have a case file that has since been destroyed. We have an accuser (Julia Carson) who has disappeared off the radar screen.
Draw your own conclusions.