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
Leslie Cushman, Attorney
Stephanie Ervin, Civic Ventures
Loretta Gutierrez-Sacks, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
Monisha Harrell, Equal Rights Washington
Alison Holcomb, ALCU Washington
Chris Lampkin, SEIU 1199NW
Ali Lee, Be The Change Network
Fe Lopez, One America
Nina Martinez, Latino Civic Alliance
Xochitl Maykovich, Washington CAN
Kim Mosolf, Disability Rights Washington
Tim Reynon, Puyallup Tribal Council Member
James Rideout, Justice for Jackie
Larry Shannon, Washington State Association for Justice
Andre Taylor, Not This Time
Heather Villanueva, SEIU 775
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