If they didn't want to press charges against one another, why should the cops be put on probation? From what i read she hit him and was the aggressor, who would of thought he would have killed her?
The only reason departments make policies like that is to shed the liability by saying their department made the arrest and what happens after that could not be blamed on the department.Many depts. have a policy requiring an arrest in DV calls. The other problem with these things beside no one wanting prosecution is it's frequently a 'he said/she said" situation in which the man doesn't want to admit being abused. My dept. & Az. has such DV which IMO are a PITA and simply worhtless as the spouse willl either not show up or deny anything happened. IMO either party could simply leave, especially when PD arrives, and that should be it.
Absolutely! And like most things, at that point it's up to the DAs office what happens. Many don't realize it's THAT office that makes decisions regarding prosecution. Believe me, LEOs get just as, if not more so, frustrated when they hear a suspect is let go due to insufficient evidence, lacks jury appeal or to quote some Prosecutors: "just isn't worth it". To simplify it, the sole purpose of LE is to present the suspect & case to a court. But you know that. My rant is for those that may not realize that......The only reason departments make policies like that is to shed the liability by saying their department made the arrest and what happens after that could not be blamed on the department.