Who We Are:

The Washington Coalition for Police Accountability (WCPA) centers families and communities impacted by police violence. Members include families who have lost loved ones to police use of deadly force, I-940 campaign leaders, civil rights organizations, Tribes, labor unions, the faith community, and activists committed to ending the violence present in police culture and practices.

What We Believe:

Police hold state-sanctioned power over life and death. They can de-escalate crises rather than escalate them. They can treat those they suspect of committing crimes with dignity, and stabilize dangerous situations safely and humanely. Every person’s life is sacred, and police must be held accountable for unnecessary violence.
More than two years have passed since I-940’s passage, yet unnecessary police injuries and killings of community members continue unabated. Stronger measures are required to motivate police officers and their employers to stop the violence.
Directly impacted families and community members must have a significant place at the table in addressing police accountability so that their lived experiences inform the development of policy. The community must be involved in making policy. Directly impacted families of police violence and community members must have a significant place at the table in addressing police accountability.

WCPA Impacted Family Member Leaders:

  • Devitta Briscoe Family of
  • Che Taylor
  • Annalesa/Fred Thomas Family of
  • Leonard Thomas
  • Dani Bargala Sánchez Family of
  • Renee Davis
  • Katrina Johnson Family of
  • Charleena Lyles
  • Marilyn Covarrubias Family of
  • Daniel Covarrubias
  • Nickeia Hunter Family of
  • Carlos Hunter
  • Po Leapai Family of
  • Iosia Faletogo
  • Shelly Washington Family of
  • Kevin Peterson
  • Sonia Joseph Family of
  • Giovonn Joseph-McDade
  • Trishandra Pickup Family of
  • Stonechild Chiefstick

Community Advocates/Activist/Allies:

  • Alexandra Dias, Disability Rights WA
  • Alison Holcomb ACLU Washington Political Director
  • Amber Lewis Suquamish Tribe, lobbyist
  • Devitta Briscoe, Sonia Joseph Not This Time
  • Chris Lampkin SEIU 1199
  • Craig Sims Civil Attorney/Frm. Criminal Division Chief
  • Darya Farivar Disability Rights Washington, lobbyist
  • Deborah Jacobs Civilian Oversight Expert
  • Enoka Herat ACLU Police Practices and Immigration
  • Eric Gonzalez Alfaro ACLU Legislative Director, lobbyist
  • Joyce Brekke Volunteer support Vancouver, WA
  • Kathy Strauss Administrative support
  • Kim Mosolf Disability Rights Washingto

  • Kristin Ang, Faith Action Network Policy Engagement Director
  • Kurtis Robinson Spokane County NAACP, Vice President
  • Roxana Gomez, ACLU lobbyis
  • LaVendrick Smith, ACLU
  • Leah Salerno Disability Rights Washington
  • Leslie Cushman Citizen Sponsor I-940
  • Lindsey Grad SEIU 1199 lobbyist
  • Livio De La Cruz Black Lives Matter, Seattle King County
  • Malou Chavez Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
  • Paul Benz Faith Action Network lobbyist
  • Rheta Rubenstein Volunteer support Vancouver, WA
  • Tim Reynon Puyallup Tribal Member, community advocate, and former Tribal Council
  • Zara Stevens, ACLU organizer