Initiative 940 – De-escalate Washington
This measure would require law enforcement employees receive training in:
- violence de-escalation,
- mental-health, and
And to provide first-aid. It would also change standards for use of deadly force, adding a “good faith” standard and independent investigation. If passed, it would amend the state’s deadly force law which currently makes it virtually impossible to charge police over custody deaths. The League supports passage of this Initiative.