Support I-940 to improve police training and save lives.


Ballot Title 

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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