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 Judge: Jury Should Decide Whether Police were Overzealous in Fatal Shooting of Fife Man, Seattle Times, June 1, 2017

Serious Questions Persist Over Fatal Lakewood-Fife Police Seige, News Tribune, June 7, 2017

Seattle Police Shoot Black Woman; Tensions Run High, Crosscut, June 18, 2017

Update:  Dash Cam and Surveillance Video from day of Charleena Lyle's Death Offers Scant Details, the Stranger, June 19, 2017

Seattle PD Name Officers Who Fired Upon, Killed Lyles, Seattle PI, June 20, 2017

Fatal Police Shooting of Seattle Woman Raises Mental Health Questions, New York Times, June 20, 2017

Charleena Lyles Needed Health Care.  Instead, She Was Killed, New York Times, June 20, 2017

'Murder is Murder': Despite Reforms, Mourners Fear Justice Will Be Elusive for Charleena Lyles, Seattle Weekly, June 21, 2017

SWAT expert: No Reason for Police Fatal Shooting of Leonard Thomas in Fife, Seattle Times, June 26, 2017

Charleena Lyles Case:  What Crisis Training did Seattle Police Bring to Her Door?  Seattle Times, June 27, 2017

What We Know About Saturday's Police Shooting of Giovonn Joseph-McDade in Kent, The Stranger, June 28, 2017

Video Footage Released of Fatal Kent Shooting, Seattle Times, June 29, 2017

Proposed deadly force initiative seeks more training, new standard for prosecuting Washington police - The Seattle Times, July 6th, 2017

New Initiative Seeks to Tighten Laws Around Police Killings - The Seattle Weekly, July 6th, 2017

Supporters gathering signatures for initiative on police accountability, KOMO News, July 6th, 2017

De-Escalate Washington Launches 940, KING News, July 6th, 2017

New Ballot Initiative Pushes For More Mental Health and De-Escalation Training for Cops, The Stranger, July 6th, 2017

New Ballot Measure Seeks to Train Officers in De-escalation Techniques, KIRO news, July 6th, 2017

Initiative Would Allow Prosecution of Police in Shootings, Crosscut, July 6th, 2017

"I was scared" Shouldn't Exonerate Cops, This Initiative Says, KUOW, July 6th, 2017

Coalition Launches Voter Initiative to Reform Police Use of Deadly Force, SCC Insight, July 6th, 2017

Police Sniper Testifies He Fatally Shot Fife Man out of Fear for Child's Life, Seattle Times, July 6th, 2017

 Voters May Soon Tighten Up America's Weakest Police Shootings Law, VICE news, July 7th, 2017

Police Shooting Initiative Calls for Greater Training, Accountability, Seattle Globalist July 7th, 2017

Campaign kicks off for Washington initiative asking for more mental health and de-esclation training for police, Olympian, July 7th, 2017

Initiative Seeks De-Escalation Training for Police, KING 5, July 7th, 2017

Does Washington State Go Too Far in Protecting Police Who Use Deadly Force, KUOW, July 7th, 2017

Who Was Charleena Lyles?  Family, Court Records, Paint Picture, Cross Cut, July 8, 2017

Initiative Seeks to Curb Police Violence, Real Change News, July 12th, 2017

After Police Shootings, Victims' Families Connect and Advocate, Crosscut, July 13th, 2017

"He was a Kid,"  Family of Giovonn Joseph-McDade Mourns and Calls for Action at Kent Police Station, The Stranger, July 13, 2017

Family Demands Answers About Kent Police Shooting of Giovann Joseph-McDade, Seattle Weekly, July 14, 2017

Family of Washington State Man Fatally Shot by Police Sniper is Awarded $15 Million, LA Times, July 16th, 2017

New Initiative to De-Escalate Violence, The Watchdog, July 18th, 2017

New Law Enforcement Support for Police Accountability Initiative, KING 5, July 19th, 2017

Lakewood Police Respond to $15 Million Leonard Thomas Killing Verdict, Lakewood Patch, July 19th, 2017

"There is no Pain Like Losing My Son," Family of Tommy Le', Police Shooting Victim, Addresses Community Forum, Seattle Stranger, July 20, 2017

Inquest Ordered into the Fatal Shooting of Giovonn M. Joseph-McDade by Kent Police, King County, August 2, 2017

Police Shootings:  When a crisis turns deadly,  The Columbian, August 6, 2017

Portland City Council seeks prompt interviews of cops who use deadly force, Oregonlive, August 9, 2017

A community conversation about race and police in Seattle, King 5 News, August 10, 2017

Autopsy Shows Charleena Lyle Shot 7 Times by Police, Seattle Times, August 30, 2017.

Letter to the editor:  Charleena Lyles: police training.  Seattle Times, August 31, 2017

Man Killed Trading Gunfire with Tacoma Police, Tacoma News Tribune, September 11, 2017

Chief Petty Officer Killed by Sheriff Deputy Identified, Everett Herald, September 21, 2017

Pierce County Sheriffs Deputies Kill Suicidal Man Armed with Knife, Q 13, September 21, 2017

1 Dead, 1 Injured in Separate Shootings Involving Pierce County Deputies, King TV, September 22, 2017

Police:  Man with Knife Killed after Charging at Deputy,  Everett Herald, September 23, 2017

Driver of Stolen SUV shot and Killed by Spokane Police at Shadle Center, October 4, 2017

Man Shot by Spokane Police Identified, Spokesman Review, October 6, 2017

Lewis County to Investigate Fatal Officer Involved Shooting at Lucky Eagle, Centralia Chronicle, October 11, 2017

Investigation Begins into Fatal Casino Shooting by Thurston County Deputy, Olympian, October 11, 2017

Inquest Ordered in Fatal Shooting of Charleena Lyles, Seattle Times, October 17, 2017.

Inquest ordered after Seattle Police Shooting of Charleena Lyles, Kiro, October 17, 2017

People Who Want to Make it Easier to Prosectute Cops May Get Their Way Soon, Bellingham Herald, October 21, 2017

People Who Want To Make it Easier to Prosecute Cops May Get Their Way Soon, Tacoma News Tribune, October 22, 2017

Olympian, October 23, 2017

Get I-940 on the ballot to de-escalate Washington:  Crosscut November 13, 2017.

De-Escalate has Enough Signatures to Make the 2018 Ballot, Campaign Says:  The Stranger, December 6, 2017.

I-940 Campaigners Deliver Signatures to Olympia:  Seattle Times, December 28, 2017.

De-Escalate Washington Turns in I-940 Signatures to Push Action on Police Use of Force:  Capital Hill Times, December 28, 2017

De-Escalate Washington Submits Signatures for I-940 at Rainy Event in Olympia:  Cascadia Advocate, December 28, 2017


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What its Like to Survive a Police Shooting:  Teen Vogue January 25, 2018

Dozens Pack Hearing for De-Escalate Washington:  King5 February 20, 2018

Doug Baldwin Addresses Lawmakers on I-940, De-Escalate Washington:  Seahawks Wire, February 25, 2018

Judge Lets Key Claim Stand in Suit Overly Deadly Police Shooting of Charleena Lyles:  Seattle Times, February 27, 2018

Stunning Olympia News - Compromise Over Police Use of Force:  Everett Herald March 7, 2018

Legislature Approves Compromise Deal to Approve Deadly Force Law:  Tacoma News Tribune March 8, 2018

Up Against Deadline State Legislature Changes Washington Deadly Force Law:  Stranger March 8, 2018

Deadly Force Initiative Moves Forward in Washington Legislature:  Spokesman Review March 8, 2018

Legislators Approve Initiative on Police Use of Deadly Force:  Seattle Met, March 9, 2018

A Stunning Breakthrough on Police Use of Force: Tacoma News Tribune, March 20, 2018

From Breaking Laws to Making Laws:  Seattle Times March 10, 20182

Podcast - Andre Taylor discussion I-940 Campaign:  Seattle Times March 13, 2018.

Police Training Focuses on De-Escalation:  Komo March 13, 2018.

My Pregnant Cousin Was Killed by Two Police Who Were Dispatched to Protect Her:  BET, March 15, 2018

'Don't Just Stand There' - New Law Removes 'Malice' Condition for Cops:  KUOW March 18, 2018.

New Deadly Force Law is a Product of Hard-Earned Mutual Trust:  Seattle Times March 20, 2018.

The Legislature was Right to Enact Initiative 940:  Seattle Times March 20, 2018.

Passage of I-940 Marks an Historic Moment Nationwide:  Tacoma Weekly March 22, 2018.

Why a Special Session is Needed to Fix Use of Force Law:  The Olympian April 2, 2018.

History of Transparency - King County Panel Recommends Overhaul of Police Deadly Force Inquests:  Seattle Times April 2, 2018

Michael Bennett- Not Being Heard is Ultimately My Greatest Fear:  Guardian April 9, 2018

As Seattle Police-Reform Roles Expands, Community Groups Look to Fe Lopez:  Seattle Times April 9, 2018

Spokane Police Shot More People than they have in Decades; Almost Half were Natives:  Inlander April 12, 2018

Police Shooting Shows City Still Fails Those in Crisis:  OregonLive April 13, 2018

Lakewood Police Department Faces Lawsuit for Shooting Unarmed Man:  KUOW April 13, 2018

Family Sues Lakewood Police for Fatal Lumberyard Shooting:  Tacoma News Tribune April 13, 2018

Two Seattle Police Officers Violated Policy in Eastlake Shooting, Internal Probe Finds:  Seattle Times April 13, 2018

Spanaway Man's Loved Ones Call for Better Training After Deputy Shot 28 Year Old: Seattle Times April 14, 2018

Seattle Police on Patrol with Mental Health Experts:  King5 April 15, 2018

After Tommy Le Shooting, Sheriff Introduces New Less Lethal Weapons and Policies:  Int'l Examiner April 17, 2018

Judge Rejects Change to Deadly Force Measure:  King5 April 20, 2018

Judge Rules on Passage of I-940:  Kiro7  April 21, 2018

Police Group That Agree to Compromise Won't Support Ballot Measure:  The Stranger April 25, 2018

King County Sheriff Johanknecht Takes Walking Tour of White Center:  Westside Seattle May 4, 2018

City Inside/Out: Deadly Force Reform:  May 5, Seattle Channel

Reaction to the I-940 Ruling - The Impact:  TVW May 2, 2018

I Believe the Officer Murdered the Young Man - 12 witnesses dispute Lynnwood Officer's Account of Deadly Shooting:  Seattle Times May 14, 2018

To Honor Eric Garner's Life, Reform the Police:  New York Times May 15, 2018

Lakewood Says Attorneys for Unarmed Man are Lying:  Tacoma News Tribune May 16, 2018

Yakima Valley Law Enforcement Ahead of the Curve:  Yakima Herald May 21, 2018



Yes on Initiative 940, Washington's Police Use of Force Laws Must Evolve:  Olympian, October 12, 2018

Justice Demands A Rebalancing of the Scales:  Lewiston Tribune, October 15, 2018

Seattle Times Recommends Yes on 940: October 17, 2018

Reduce Police Use of Deadly Force Vote Yes on 940:  Tacoma News Tribune October 18, 2018

General Election Endorsements: The Urbanist, October 18, 2018

Herald Says Yes on Police Use of Deadly Force: Tri City Herald, October 18, 2018

The Daily News Recommends Yes on 940:  Longview Daily News, October 20, 2018