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Stories tagged: initiative 940


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 11:55 a.m.

New conduct code, changes to deadly force law pass House

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.

Opponents, supporters of deadly force law, I-940, agree with proposed changes

House panel hears no opposition to changes to deadly force initiative, I-940, that voters approved last November.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 10:23 a.m.

Both sides of I-940 campaign to back changes next year

Backers and foes of a successful ballot measure with new standards on the use of lethal force by police said Monday they will work together to get improvements they both …


Jay Fleming: Support Initiative 940 to better train police and save lives

Recently, in an editorial on Initiative 940 (“Vote no on the gun initiatives,” Oct. 17, 2018), this newspaper made the case that our men and women in blue put their …


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: Fri., April 20, 2018, 10 p.m.

I-940 should go on the ballot, but not the changes, judge rules

Initiative 940 should go on the November ballot, but not the changes the Legislature approved, a Thurston County Superior Court judge ruled Friday


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.


Deadly force initiative moves forward in Washington legislature

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


UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 9:33 p.m.

This initiative could change police culture and their use of deadly force, group says

A coalition of families who have been affected by police shootings from around the state attended the unveiling of Initiative 940 on Thursday at Seattle City Hall.