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“The Impact” – February 15, 2017

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This week on “The Impact”:

Legislators debate a bill to tap the brakes on highly flammable oil trains moving through Washington by letting cities and state regulators set speed limits.

“I think that our local communities should

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Police body camera bill passes out of House

Lawmakers from the House passed a bill on Monday regarding law enforcement body cameras. House Bill 2362 passed on a vote of 61-36. The bill outlines policy under the Public Records Act for those requesting the video and sound recordings. The bill also requires law enforcement to adopt certain policies on the use of the cameras. Continue reading Police body camera bill passes out of House

Two bills on use of deadly force by police pass out of committee

The House Committee on Public Safety voted to advance two bills Friday concerning the use of deadly force by police officers. The bills focus on data collection and the formation of a new task force on community policing. Continue reading Two bills on use of deadly force by police pass out of committee

Lawmakers hear testimony on bill to change deadly force law for police

A proposal that would change the standard in Washington for which police officers could be charged with a crime for improper use of deadly force drew an overflow crowd to Olympia on Wednesday. Current law states that an officer is immune to prosecution from criminal liability for using deadly force “when it is used without malice and with a good faith.” Continue reading Lawmakers hear testimony on bill to change deadly force law for police

Sex trafficking survivors push for bill they say would help victims start over

Stephanie Harris was working as a prostitute for two years before she met the man who would become her pimp. He wouldn't let her eat or go home until she met her quota for the day. Sometimes, she was left on Aurora Avenue in Seattle for 16 to 18 hours at a time. “After I left my pimp, I really did attempt to clean up my act,” Harris told lawmakers at a hearing of the House Public Safety Committee on Tuesday. Continue reading Sex trafficking survivors push for bill they say would help victims start over

Senate committee seeks answers on mistaken early release of prisoners

The Senate Law and Justice Committee on Monday convened for a work session to discuss the mistaken early release of 3,200 prisoners by the Department of Corrections since 2002. The error was a result of a coding miscalculation in the DOC electronic records system. Errors were discovered by DOC management in 2012, but 16 software updates were delayed and the issue was never fixed. The error was a result of a coding miscalculation in the DOC electronic records system. Errors were discovered by DOC management in 2012, but 16 software updates were delayed and the issue was never fixed. Continue reading Senate committee seeks answers on mistaken early release of prisoners

Alleged Driver in Fatal Crash Mistakenly Released From Prison Early

There’s more fallout from the error that allowed Washington state prisoners to be mistakenly released early. After reviewing records, the Washington Department of Corrections says two offenders allegedly committed new crimes when they should have been incarcerated, including one who reportedly killed a woman in a car crash.Continue reading Alleged Driver in Fatal Crash Mistakenly Released From Prison Early

Washington Prisoners Mistakenly Released Early

Some Washington felons may be headed back to prison after a computer error mistakenly allowed them to be released early.

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that 3,200 Washington prisoners were let go before their sentences were complete. For the last 13 years, a Department of CorrectionsContinue reading Washington Prisoners Mistakenly Released Early

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