The police officer was actually doing his job. "Every police department that lives and dies on statistics has a quota system. Be it the number of arrests, or cases cleared, or traffic tickets. If you don't have the numbers then your performance evaluation suffers" (Heaukulani, 2005, p. 88).
This is an unfortunate situation for everyone involved. The police officer is on administrative leave and the husband of the woman is facing a felony. There need to be a policy change, exception to the rule in an emergency situation.
Heaukulani, D. (2005). Behind the Badge. Trafford.