A father told last night how his family’s life was made hell during a ten-year campaign of abuse – at the hands of the police officer who lived next door.
The 38-year-old victim called police officer Jacqueline O’Neill “dangerous” after she tormented her and hurled missiles at her her garden and smashed her kitchen window.
And a Court heard the 49-year-old traffic cop threatened the victim’s 11-year-old daughter while she was driving her car.
The father’s harrowing account came after O’Neill’s deathHe was convicted at Glasgow Sheriff Court to make a threat last March and damage property two months later.
He now demands that policewoman – who is currently suspended – should lose her job.
He said: “She tormented and bullied us for years.
“She has been warned several times by the police to stay away from us. She slowly becomes more and more dangerous and finally she is caught.
“Your release would be our only form of justice. She shouldn’t be a cop if she’s been terrorizing our family for years.”
The father, who asked not to be named, revealed their nightmare began in 2013, not long after they moved into their Cambuslang apartment. Lanarkshire.
He claimed that O’Neill began scratching his car and then – despite countless calls to the police – yelled tirades at their two children and even cracked the children’s balls when they hopped onto their property.
The court heard there was a “history” between O’Neill, the victim, and his wife, 39. But the father said, “Her awkward behavior came out of nowhere.”
“I was beginning to think it was because she thought our driveway was too close to her path. It was awful, with sleepless nights and fear of what she was going to do next.
“After confronting her once, I received a welcome pack for a funeral in our mailbox. She smashed the windshield of my wife’s car but the police said it was my word against theirs.”
The father was forced to build a fence and spend thousands on video surveillance.
Responding to allegations that O’Neill threatened the little girl, the victim’s wife told the court the child had come home “in hysterics.”
Sheriff Matthew Jackson KC found O’Neill unproven over a careless driver insult. However, she was convicted of threatening or abusive conduct and criminal damage to property. The verdict was adjourned.
The father said of the embarrassed policewoman: “She has now moved and finally our family can live in peace. I just feel sorry for whoever lives next to her now.”
Police Scotland confirmed that O’Neill had been suspended.
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