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By Juan Morfin
Washington State Journal 

Police restraint gets clarification in House bill

 

Last updated 2/10/2022 at 11:38am



Mental health victims and juveniles can be restrained by law enforcement when responding to requests for assistance from crisis responders.

That is the thrust of House Bill 1735, which passed the state House with a 90-5 vote and is now under consideration in the Senate.

The bill is intended to end confusion caused by the adoption of last year's House Bill 1310, which prevented crisis responders from receiving police assistance in detaining or transporting people.

“We're talking about hands-on…whether law enforcement can physically interact with people, not to hurt them but to help them,...



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