CHOKEHOLDS AND LATERAL VASCULAR NECK RESTRAINTS

INFORMATION ON POLICE USE OFCHOKEHOLDS AND LATERAL VASCULAR NECK RESTRAINTS ESHB 1054 bans chokeholds and lateral vascular neck restraints. What is a chokehold?A chokehold restricts the airway when pressure is applied to the front of the neck. What is a lateral vascular neck restraint?A lateral vascular neck restraint, also known as LVNR or stranglehold, restricts … Continue reading CHOKEHOLDS AND LATERAL VASCULAR NECK RESTRAINTS

SAY THEIR NAMES

SAY THEIR NAMESCurrent law is failing families across Washington. Since the enactment of I-940 over 100 people have been killed by law enforcement in Washington. Nationally, police kill an average of three people a day. WCPA priorities make foundational changes to the policing system in this state. • Giovonn Joseph McDade was killed in Kent … Continue reading SAY THEIR NAMES

The Coalition: Washington Coalition for Police Accountability (WCPA)

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 … Continue reading The Coalition: Washington Coalition for Police Accountability (WCPA)

What is the Coalition’s Purpose and Mission?

Washington Coalition for Police Accountability (WCPA)  The Washington Coalition for Police Accountability is organized around families who have lost loved ones to police violence. Families, community organizations, and activists working collaborative to create legislative policies in Washington State to end police violence. Members commit time and resources, relationships, and expertise to advocate for legislation.We are … Continue reading What is the Coalition’s Purpose and Mission?

The Bills:

1. HB 1054, the police tactics bill. : Jesse.Johnson@leg.wa.gov Prohibitions:Chokeholds & neck restraints.Unleashed dogs for arrests and apprehension.Tear gas.does not ban pepper spray.Military equipment.Covering badge number.No-knock warrants. HB 1054 – Police Tactics - Vehicles Requires Model policies by 12/21 for: Vehicular pursuits: Prohibited unless all of these are present“Violent offense” - Class A or some … Continue reading The Bills: