Letters to the Editor
July 15, 2021
To the editor,
Washington residents need to know: As of July 25, the new Washington law in policing Inslee signed no longer allows police to attend crisis situations putting all victims of crime (including domestic violence victims and youth runaways) at extreme risk. This article is from Moses Lake and it shows what all of Washington will be up against: https://columbiabasinherald.com/news/2021/jul/08/who-can-respond-new-use-force-law-changes-police-w/?fbclid=IwAR1Zmm1lpEABk3z5D9-rvWSp6Toodsbt-H4SsdrfBuAwJBMwl4XM5dQR4Y0.
In addition, watch four videos at the Kent Police Department Facebook page which will explain more in-depth, the repercussions citizens will experience with the implementation of this law.
Police are not ignoring calls; they are by law not allowed to attend to them.