Police departments in Pierce County say new use of force laws are causing them to rethink how they perform some aspects of their job.
PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — The death of Manuel Ellis served as a rallying cry throughout Washington, and lawmakers were put on notice that law enforcement needed to change.
“We knew we had a public mandate to increase accountability and de-escalation and less-lethal enforcement of the law,” said state Rep. Jesse Johnson.
That mandate emerged in the form of a series of bills designed to change the way policing is done throughout the state, such as House Bill 1310, which deals
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