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CT NewsJunkie: Police Officers Say More Education Will Reduce Connecticut's 'Dual Arrest' Rates

Connecticut’s “dual arrest” rate, where both the aggressor and the victim in a domestic violence incident are arrested, far exceeds the national average, but law enforcement officials said that more education and not new legislation is the answer.

Law enforcement officials made those remarks Tuesday at a forum organized by Sen. Mae Flexer, D-Killingly, and the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

It comes weeks after ProPublica reported that while the practice of dual arrests is rare nationally, around 2 percent, in Connecticut the average was around18 percent between 2011 and 2015. In some Connecticut towns the dual arrest rate was as high as 35 percent.

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