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Jail, behavioral health, community policing challenge new Whatcom County sheriff

May 16, 2024
Matt Benoit

Donnell “Tank” Tanksley is Whatcom’s 38th sheriff — and the first African American in the role.

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Police, mental health workers face challenge, confusion with new use-of-force law

August 20, 2021
Matt Benoit

House Bill 1310 established new rules about use of force by police when it took effect in Washington last month, and law enforcement and social service agencies continue to grapple with confusion related to challenges to the new law.

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Community Voices / New police laws will make our communities safer

August 3, 2021
Sen. Liz Lovelett, Rep. Debra Lekanoff and Rep. Alex Ramel

In response to “a clear call” for reforms in criminal justice and police accountability, Washington’s state legislature responded with several new laws. Now, 40th District legislators say they believe there has been some misinterpretation of the new laws, and hope that lawmakers and law enforcement agencies will continue to work to implement the new laws in good faith.

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photo: Amy Nelson © 2020

Local law enforcement complaint procedures under scrutiny amid new calls for accountability

August 24, 2020
Stella Harvey

Local Black Lives Matter protests are calling for reduction of police budgets and re-examination of how police are held accountable to the communities they are sworn to serve.

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