In response to multiple and continued instances of use of deadly force nationwide, Washington for Good Policing is announcing the launch of their campaign to increase police accountability in Washington State by updating the language of the law to increase accountability in instances where law enforcement uses deadly force.
“Washington — it’s the most egregious,” Jamira Burley, an Amnesty International official who handles gun violence and criminal justice issues, said of Washington’s use of force laws.
Dan Satterberg, President of the WA State Prosecutors Association said, “The law’s malice language creates a bar that is “almost impossible to get over” and is difficult to explain to the public.”
Early endorsers of the campaign include: Congressman Adam Smith, Rep. Brady Pin?ero Walkinshaw, Sen. Robert Hasegawa, Sen. Pramila Jayapal, Sen. John McCoy, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, and Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant. The campaign has also received endorsements from SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, Seattle & King County NAACP, Latino Civic Alliance, Capitol Hill Community Council, and the Seattle Police Department.Print This Post