My neighbor was invited by another neighbor to come to his home and have a few drinks. The two men got drunk together, and suddenly, the second neighbor started punching the first neighbor brutally about the head. It seems the two had a past argument about which there were hard feelings that the alcohol intensified. Because he was intoxicated, the first neighbor didn't put up much of a fight. He was under the assumption that they had made peace before now, and didn't see the assault coming.
Because of the state of his intoxication, he didn't realize the extent of his injuries, which were quite serious. He also began antagonizing the assailant, who keep hitting him. A third neighbor broke the fight up, and removed the first neighbor from the house. When the beaten man realized the extent of his injuries, he called the police. After the police questioned the witnesses and the children who lived in the home who had witnessed the fight, they told the beaten man that he should have left and not antagonized the assailant. That, because he had gotten the worst of the fight, he shouldn't be pushing for an arrest because he didn't know how to fight. They said from talking with the children, that he had almost asked for it. No arrest was made.
I'm having a hard time understanding the logic of the police, and feel that the assailant should have been arrested. Am I wrong on this?