Schneiderman Campaign Accuses Donovan of Misinterpreting Domestic Violence Bill
"Sadly, despite the fact that he is asking for a promotion to be the state's top lawyer, Dan Donovan does not understand the basics of the state's penal code, or even his own bill. Had Mr. Donovan done a little research, he'd know that the misdemeanor domestic violence offenses in his bill are not subject to mandatory arrests and could let abusers walk free."
In response to the Schneiderman Campaign's challenge to Republican Dan Donovan to explain why he authored a soft-on-crime bill that fails to require the mandatory arrest of domestic violence abusers, Donovan late yesterday incorrectly claimed that it does. Unfortunately, Donovan's understanding of the law is wrong (full explanation below).