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By Juan Morfin
Washington State Journal 

Appropriate use of force for law enforcement debated

 

Last updated 2/16/2022 at 7:40am



The amount of force a police officer uses must be “proportional and reasonable,” a bill approved recently by the State Senate says.

The bill also specifies officers will also be allowed to engage in vehicular pursuits as long as there is “reasonable suspicion” when making a traffic stop.

The Senate voted 31-18 on Senate Bill 5919 on Feb. 9 with a handful of Republicans joining the major...



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