deadly force

Lawsuit Alleges Deputies Responsible for 2013 Death
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Jury selection is scheduled Monday in a civil lawsuit filed against Spokane County and two sheriff's deputies in connection with the death of a man in 2013.
The Spokesman-Review reports that the family of Will Berger is suing in federal court seeking to hold the deput…
Senate Panel Advances Deadly Force Legislation
OLYMPIA (AP) — A Senate committee has approved a compromise bill that would lower the bar for bringing criminal charges against law-enforcement officers who use deadly force.
The measure was approved Thursday with bipartisan support by the Law and Justice Committee, The Seattle Times reports ..…
Seahawks Wide Receiver Urges Change in Deadly Force Law
OLYMPIA (AP) — Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin is urging a change to a Washington state law on the ability to prosecute officers who use deadly force.
Baldwin testified Monday before a state task force that is studying the statute that says police can't be charged with a crime for using d…
Legislature Oks Study of Deadly Use of Force by Police
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Legislature in Washington has passed a bill that would create a task force to study how law enforcement uses deadly force in the state.
The House concurred with Senate amendments to House Bill 2908 on a 97-0 vote on Thursday, sending the bill to the Gov. Ins...