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Fixes to flawed police reform policies fall short

OLYMPIA–As a lawmaker, I try to minimize the unintended impacts of legislation. To prevent unintended consequences, it is critical that legislators listen to concerns from those impacted and make sure those voices are represented when policy decisions are made.

Such is the case with several police reform policies enacted in 2021 (House Bills 1310 and 1054) that severely hampered our law enforcemen...

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