Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Intimate Partner Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Relationships

Information for Victims:  Law Enforcement

If you are a victim of IPV, you are entitled to expect a response from law enforcement. It is helpful to know what police are expected to do.

When they respond to a domestic incident – including one between same-sex intimate partners regardless of whether they live together10 – police in New York State are required to:

If a victim gets arrested

You - the victim – may get arrested if:

If you get arrested:

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  1. Chapter 326 of the Laws of 2008.