Improving accountability the goal of governor's bills

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Last updated 6/10/2021 at 9:53am

Michelle Bennett

Gov. Jay Inslee recently signed a dozen House and Senate bills in an effort to improve accountability for law enforcement in Washington state, including one sponsored by Rep. Strom Peterson (D-Edmonds) that relates to the uniform electronic recordation of custodial interrogations act.

Inslee said the bills will create the nation's strongest police accountability system.

Peterson said his specific legislation is a first step toward regaining public trust.

"At its most basic, recording interrogations will keep innocent people out of jail and prison," he said. "This is especially true when it...

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