police reform

Confusion besets new police reform laws in Washington state

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is embarking on a massive experiment in police reform and accountability following the racial justice protests that erupted after George Floyd’s murder last year, as nearly a dozen laws took effect Sunday. But two months…

Local police sharpen skills to help those in crisis

Sweeping police reform is going into effect on Sunday. Many common policing practices are going away including chokeholds, neck restraints and "no knock" warrants. With these changes comes more emphasis on crisis prevention.

Gov. Inslee signs sweeping police reform measures

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday signed one of the nation’s most ambitious packages of police accountability legislation, prompted by last year’s outcry for racial justice following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other Black people at the hands of police.