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Opponents and supporters of Washington Initiative 940 on deadly force were allies, and could be again

Initiative 940 will pit once and possibly future allies against each other this fall.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 11:56 a.m.

Deadly force initiative, I-940, headed to Washington ballot without proposed changes

Initiative 940, which changes the rules for reviewing cases of the police use of deadly force, must go on the November ballot, a divided Washington Supreme Court rules.


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 10:57 p.m.

Will voters have 1, 2 or no “deadly force” measure on November ballot?

Washington Supreme Court to decide whether an initiative on the police use of deadly force must go on the November ballot by itself, with an alternative version, or not at …


Supreme Court to review deadly force initiative

The Washington Supreme Court sets hearing on whether voters should vote on an initiative that would change state laws on police use of deadly force.


UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 10:49 p.m.

Eyman sues over Legislature’s changes to I-940

Initiative activist Tim Eyman challenges legislative maneuver that changes Initiative 940 without putting it on the ballot.


Spin Control: How I-940 could become law with changes already on the books

How the Legislature undid parts of Initiative 940 before it becomes law.


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 11:24 p.m.

Washington Legislature calls it quits for 2018

Legislature adjourns Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 10:22 p.m.

Legislature narrowly OKs change to police deadly force law

Washington lawmakers have voted to make it easier to prosecute police who commit negligent or reckless shootings, updating a law that made it uniquely difficult to hold officers criminally liable.


Deadly force initiative moves forward in Washington legislature

Legislature could pass deadly force initiative and a bill to change a day later.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 10:05 p.m.

Some say police deadly force bill not out of sight yet

A bill that would have lowered the bar for prosecuting police who use deadly force didn’t make it out of a key committee Friday, but a proponent in the House …


First public hearing on use of deadly force legislation

Washington state has a high bar to criminally prosecute police officers who wrongfully kill people in Washington state, a standard that legislators are debating whether to change.


Group looking at police use of deadly force debates law

A task force looking at the use of deadly force by police in Washington state is considering whether to change the law.


Editorial: Editorial Roundup: More to do on trooper recruitment

Lawmakers must continue to grapple with trooper recruitment and use-of-force issues.