1. State laws establishing a mandatory arrest policy include: Alaska Stat. 18.65.530; Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 13-3601 (B); Colo. Rev. Stat. 18-6-803.6; Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. 46b-38b (a); D.C. Code Ann. 16-1031; Iowa Code Ann. 236.12 (2), Kan. Stat. Ann. 22-2307 (b)(1); La. Rev. Stat. Ann. 46-2140 (1) (aggravated or second degree battery), (2) (danger to victim exists where asault or simple battery occured); Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit 19-A 4012 (5); Miss. Code Ann. 99-3-7 (3); Nev. Rev. Stat. 171.137; N.J. Stat. Ann. 2C:25-21; N.Y. Crim. Proc. Law 140.10 (4)(c); Ohio Rev. Code Ann. 2935.032 (A)(1)(a); Or. Rev. Stat. 133.055 (2)(a); R.I. Gen. Laws 12-29-3; S.C. Code Ann. 16-25-70; S.D. Codified Laws Ann. 23A-3-21; Utah Code Ann. 77-36-2.2; Va. Code Ann. 19.2-81.3; Wash. Rev. Code Ann. 10.31.100 (2); Wis. Stat. Ann. 968.075(3). Mo. Rev. Stat. 455.085.1 requires arrest for a second domestic violence incident within 12 hours. Colo. Rev. Stat. 18-6-803.6 is somewhat unique in explicitly stating that an officer is not required by this statute to make an arrest where there is no probable cause.

    A considerable literature on mandatory arrests exists. See, e.g., Joan Zorza, Mandatory Arrest for Domestic Violence, 10 Crim. Just. (Fall 1995 at 2); Pamela Blass Bracher, Mandatory Arrest for Domestic Violence: The City of Cincinnati’s Simple Solution to a Complex Problem, 65 U. Cinn. L. Rev. 155 (1996); Marion Waless, Mandatory Arrest: A Step Toward Eradicating Domestic Violence, But Is It Enough? 1996 U. Ill. L. Rev. 533 (1996); Kevin Walsh, The Mandatory Arrest Law: Police Reaction, 16 Pace L. Rev. 97 (1995).

    See also note 86 infra for a discussion of "primary aggressor analysis limits on arrests where both parties may be subject to mandatory arrest.