Stories tagged: deadly force
UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Cheney police officers won’t face charges in death of man who investigators say was attempting suicide-by-cop
Spokane County prosecutors have elected not to file criminal charges against three Cheney police officers who shot and killed a man late last year during an alleged suicide by cop.
Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 7:43 p.m.
Changes to deadly force statutes signed into law.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
Without a single dissenting vote, the House on Thursday agreed to changes to the use of deadly force law voters approved in November and approved a new code of conduct …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 7:28 p.m.
House panel hears no opposition to changes to deadly force initiative, I-940, that voters approved last November.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:08 p.m.
Law enforcement officers in Washington will face different standards for incidents involving deadly force.
Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 4:30 a.m.
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.
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.
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 …
Wed., June 6, 2018, 6:32 p.m.
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.
Initiative activist Tim Eyman challenges legislative maneuver that changes Initiative 940 without putting it on the ballot.
Sun., March 11, 2018
How the Legislature undid parts of Initiative 940 before it becomes law.
UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 11:24 p.m.
Legislature adjourns Thursday night.
UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 10:22 p.m.
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.
Thu., March 8, 2018
Legislature could pass deadly force initiative and a bill to change a day later.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 8:49 p.m.
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.
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016, 5:43 p.m.
A task force looking at the use of deadly force by police in Washington state is considering whether to change the law.
Thu., March 17, 2016
Lawmakers must continue to grapple with trooper recruitment and use-of-force issues.