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Law enforcement use-of-force and pursuit bills pass, awaits Inslee’s signature

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OLYMPIA, Wash., March 11, 2022 – Governor Jay Inslee is expected to sign int law two bills aimed to clarify police enforcement and accountability laws passed last year. SB 5919 – Concerning the standard for law enforcement authority to detain or pursue persons. Police can pursue and stop vehicles if they have a “reasonable suspicion” […]

Appropriate use of force for law enforcement debated

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OLYMPIA, Wash., February 11, 2022 – The amount of force a police officer uses must be “proportional and reasonable,” a bill approved recently by the State Senate says. The bill also specifies officers will be allowed to engage in vehicular pursuits as long as there is “reasonable suspicion” when making a traffic stop. The Senate […]

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