The Board of Directors of GSBA has voted to endorse the De-Escalate Washington campaign for Initiative 940
I-940 is an initiative to the Legislature that would require all law enforcement officers in the state to receive violence de-escalation and mental health training, as developed by the criminal justice training commission. It would require law enforcement personnel to provide first-aid to save lives and require law enforcement agencies to adopt guidelines for implementing this duty. It would amend the standard for justifiable use of deadly force by law enforcement, including adding a “good faith” standard and requiring independent investigation.
GSBA is proud to join leaders from across our community, including Equal Rights Washington and OneAmerica, in supporting this effort. GSBA encourages everyone to add their name to the petition to get I-940 in front of the Legislature in 2018.