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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

New Wisconsin Domestic Violence Law Requires Arrest – Not Ticket

Under Wisconsin's new Domestic Violence Law, police must arrest one of the parties to the violence and take that person to jail.  Under previous practices, police officers gave the alleged perpetrator a municipal ticket, which allowed the individual to be quickly released.  It is hoped that the changes in the law will bring greater protection to victims of domestic abuse and result in more uniform application of domestic violence law throughout the state. Source. Jacqueline Seibel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, For the complete story, please click here (last visited April 19, 2006, reo).

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