The Washington State Legislature has passed sweeping police reform laws as community policing policies and practices have been placed under scrutiny. A handful of police reform bills were passed during the 2021 legislative session and beginning on July 25.The law aims to reduce use-of-force usage by police and limit the amount of physical force necessary. Some of measures included in the bill will:
Prohibit the use of neck restraints and chokeholds
Ban no-knock warrants
Limit the use of tear gas
Require uniformed officers to be identifiable by name tag.
House Bill 1054 includes measures intended to reform police tactics, including:
Prohibiting the use of neck restraints and chokeholds.
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