Washington state Democrats shred key provisions to police reform bill banning chokeholds

Washington state Democrats wanted to ban tear gas and police chokeholds in 2021, but a bill intended to do both may fall short of what they promised voters.

In December, Washington Democrats pledged to pass a long list of police reforms that Black Lives Matter activists marched for last summer in Seattle and elsewhere. This session, a public database on the use of force, de-escalation training, and a more comprehensive duty to intervene law make up most of the bills the party will have succeeded in passing this year.

House Bill 1054 stood out when
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