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Law enforcement must protect both public safety and the rights of individuals. This is why arrests and use of force should be last resorts, not first options, for police. The ACLU-WA advocates for stronger laws regulating police use of force, alternatives to arrest and incarceration, and de-escalation practices and training. And to ensure law enforcement is accountable to the people they serve, the ACLU-WA works for greater community oversight, such as independent civilian review boards with disciplinary authority.

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Published: 
Monday, November 8, 2021
Our organization and more than a dozen others sent a letter to the United States Department of Justice to formally request the agency investigate the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) and Clark County Sheriff's Office. It’s a request we don’t make lightly, but given the situation in southwest Washington, it’s time for a new approach.
Published: 
Monday, November 8, 2021
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Friday, October 29, 2021
Black and Indigenous peoples and people of color, in particular, are disproportionately harmed by violent crime, and by highly funded, militarized police departments.
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Monday, August 9, 2021
As Seattle prepares to head into budget deliberations for the City’s 2022 budget, it is important for decision makers to understand that the Seattle Consent Decree does not stand in the way of making changes to the Seattle Police Department (SPD) budget.
Published: 
Thursday, July 22, 2021
The purpose of this blog post is to analyze and inform the public on what their candidates have said (or not said) on local policing issues.
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Thursday, July 22, 2021
The purpose of this blog post is to analyze and inform the public on what their candidates have said (or not said) on local policing issues.
Published: 
Thursday, July 22, 2021
The purpose of this blog post is to analyze and inform the public on what their candidates have said (or not said) on local policing issues.

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