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2021 WA HB 1310

Title - AN ACT Relating to permissible uses of force by law enforcement and correctional officers

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Requires officers to employ de-escalation tactics, use the least amount of physical force necessary and limits the use of deadly force to situations where there's an imminent threat of serious injury or death. The bill requires the Attorney General's offi...

Requires officers to employ de-escalation tactics, use the least amount of physical force necessary and limits the use of deadly force to situations where there’s an imminent threat of serious injury or death. The bill requires the Attorney General’s office to publish model policies on use of force and de-escalation by July 1, 2022 and that by December 1 of that year all law enforcement agencies adopt policies consistent with that guidance

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2021 WA SB 5259

Title - AN ACT Relating to requiring reporting, collecting, and publishing information regarding law enforcement interactions with the communities they serve

Law Number - 2021 WA S.B. 5259

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Concerning law enforcement data collection

2021 HB 1223

Title - AN ACT Relating to the uniform electronic recordation of custodial interrogations act

Law Number - 2021 WA H.B. 1223

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Enacting the uniform electronic recordation of custodial interrogations act

2021 WA SB 5051

Title - AN ACT Relating to state oversight and accountability of peace officers and corrections officers

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Makes sweeping changes to the state's Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC) which trains and certifies peace officers in Washington. Under this bill, CJTC's mission will expand to focus broadly on the integrity, effectiveness and professionalism of ...

Makes sweeping changes to the state’s Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC) which trains and certifies peace officers in Washington. Under this bill, CJTC’s mission will expand to focus broadly on the integrity, effectiveness and professionalism of police officers with the goal of promoting public trust and confidence. To that end, the commission itself will expand from 16 to 21 members and add civilians so that the majority of the membership is made up of non-law enforcement representatives. CJTC’s authority will also be expanded to give it the ability to temporarily suspend a police officer’s certification and make it easier to decertify an officer for misconduct. The bill also expands background checks for would-be officers and creates a publicly searchable database of complaints and disciplinary actions against officers. One of the goals of the legislation is to prevent problematic officers from moving from department to department.

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2021 WA H.B. 1507

Title - AN ACT Relating to establishing a mechanism for independent prosecutions of criminal conduct arising from police use of force

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Establishes a mechanism for independent prosecutions of criminal conduct arising from police use of force.

2021 WA SB 5353

Title - AN ACT Relating to creating a partnership model that facilitates community engagement with law enforcement

Law Number - 2021 WA S.B. 5353

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Creating a partnership model that facilitates community engagement with law enforcement

2021 WA HB 1089

Title - AN ACT Relating to compliance audits of requirements relating to peace officers and law enforcement agencies

Law Number - 2021 WA H.B. 1089

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Concerning compliance audits of requirements relating to peace officers

2023 WA HB 1140

Title - AN ACT Relating to juvenile access to attorneys when contacted by law enforcement

Law Number - 2021 WA H.B. 1140

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Concerning juvenile access to attorneys when contacted by law enforcement

2021 WA HB 1267

Title - AN ACT Relating to investigation of potential criminal conduct arising from police use of force, including custodial injuries, and other officer-involved incidents

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Establishes a new Office of Independent Investigations within the governor’s office to investigate police deadly force incidents that occur after July 1, 2022.

2021 WA H.B. 1507

Title - AN ACT Relating to establishing a mechanism for independent prosecutions of criminal conduct arising from police use of force

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Establishes a mechanism for independent prosecutions of criminal conduct arising from police use of force.

2021 WA H.B. 1267

Title - AN ACT Relating to investigation of potential criminal conduct arising from police use of force, including custodial injuries, and other officer-involved incidents,amending RCW 10.93.020, 39.26.125, and 10.114.011,adding a new section to chapter 41.06 RCW,adding a new chapter to Title 43 RCW,creating new sections,and providing an expiration date.

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Concerns investigation of potential criminal conduct arising from police use of force, including custodial injuries, and other officer-involved incidents.

2022 WA HB 1088

Title - AN ACT Relating to potential impeachment disclosures

Law Number - 2021 WA H.B. 1088

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Concerning potential impeachment disclosures