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'Officers will continue to provide professional services'


Last updated 8/5/2021 at 11:06am

Interim Police Chief Michelle Bennett

Editor's note: Interim Police Chief Michelle Bennett released the following statement this week concerning new police reforms.

Recent police reforms, mandated by the Washington State Legislature, reflect changing societal expectations for the role of law enforcement. These expectations focus on a reduction of police interactions that might result in potential uses of force by law enforcement.

The Edmonds Police Department strongly supports decreasing the potential use of force by law enforcement.

However, the new laws may alter the way in which we investigate calls for service and, as a r...

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