A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989 TV movie) starring Nancy McKeon, Dale Midkiff / Tracey Thurman was married to a man who abused her. He continues to harass her even after she gets a restraining order, and the police do little to help. When he brutally beats her and slashes her throat in front of police, she sues the city and the police department for failing to protect her. / He did stomp on her head with a totally inept cop standing by, never interfering or trying to stop him. The Lifetime movie is based on the true story, and it is said they recreated the story accurately.
I recently watched this on LMN, and was shocked by how brutal the attack was and how it goes on for such a long time. Sometimes TV movies do a better job than feature films.