Article - Family Law
(a) A law enforcement officer who responds to a request for help under § 4–502 of this Part I of this subtitle shall give the victim a written notice that:
(1) includes the telephone number of a local domestic violence program that receives funding from the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services; and
(2) states that:
(i) the victim may request that a District Court commissioner file a criminal charging document against the alleged abuser;
(ii) if the commissioner declines to charge the alleged abuser, the victim may request that the State’s Attorney file a criminal charging document against the alleged abuser;
(iii) the victim may file in the District Court or a circuit court or, when neither the office of the clerk of the circuit court nor the Office of the District Court Clerk is open, with a commissioner, a petition under this subtitle; and
(iv) the victim may obtain a copy of the incident report, as provided under § 4–503.1 of this Part I of this subtitle.
(b) A law enforcement officer may not be held liable in a civil action that arises from the officer’s failure to provide the notice required under subsection (a) of this section.