Domestic violence is a crime. If a police officer has probable cause to believe a crime has been committed, the officer shall make an arrest. It’s the law. As the victim, you do not sign the complaining witnesses and the prosecutor files charges.
Your safety is more important – if an arrest has been made, and the department learns of the offender’s release from jail, the police will make a reasonable effort to notify you. If you are being threatened by the offender or others, call 911 immediately.
A Family Life Center advocate is available to assist you to help you plan for safety and discuss options available to you. You may be eligible for a Protection from Abuse Order. A Family Life Center advocate can assist you with this process. The Family Life Center is available to victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault.