Sign for Reduced Incidents of Violence


Ballot Title (what’s on the ballot)

Statement of Subject: Initiative Measure No. 940 concerns law enforcement.

This measure would require law enforcement to receive violence de-escalation, mental-health, and first-aid training, and provide first-aid; and change standards for use of deadly force, adding a “good faith” standard and independent investigation.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes or No


Ballot Measure Summary

This measure would require all law enforcement officers in the state to receive violence de-escalation and mental health training, as developed by the criminal justice training commission. It would require law enforcement personnel to provide first-aid to save lives and require law enforcement agencies to adopt guidelines for implementing this duty. It would amend the standard for justifiable use of deadly force by law enforcement, including adding a “good faith” standard and requiring independent investigation.


De-Escalate Washington Leadership Team

Andre Taylor, Not This Time (Chair)

Tim Reynon, Puyallup Tribal Council Member (Vice-Chair)

Heather Villanueva, SEIU 775 (Exec At-Large Member)

Chester Earl, Justice for Jackie (Exec At-Large Member)

Kim Mosolf, Disability Rights Washington (Secretary

Lanna Covarubbias, Justice for Daniel (Family Advisory Council Chair)

Leslie Cushman, Attorney  (Policy Chair)

Nina Martinez, Latino Civic Alliance

Lisa Daugaard, Attorney

Loretta Gutierrez-Sacks, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

Chris Lampkin, SEIU 1199NW

Fe Lopez, One America

Xochitl Maykovich, Washington CAN

Monisha Harrell, Equal Rights Washington

Larry Shannon, Washington State Association for Justice


Press Inquiries should contact: Leslie Cushman, 360-280-0087,

Donations and Partnership Inquiries should contact: Gabe Meyer, 206-999-4071,


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