Improving police accountability the goal of governor's bills
Last updated 7/14/2021 at 1:21pm
Earlier this year, Gov. Jay Inslee 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 tru...