Washington law enforcement agencies push back on recent pursuit law

A video featuring police, sheriffs and mayors from Edmonds to Chelan urges people to contact their state representatives.

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. — Last year’s passage of House Bill 1054 restricts when police can pursue a suspect in a vehicle.

With the law in place, police have approached suspected criminals who then speed away knowing there’s nothing the police can do. According to authorities, it is an all too common occurrence.

“It’s frustrating for our officers,” said Marysville Police Chief Erik Scairpon. “It’s also frustrating for the community.”

They can only chase someone if there is probable cause to believe the person is

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