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Washington Voters Back Changes to Deadly Force Standards

Law enforcement officers in Washington will face different standards for incidents involving deadly force now that Initiative 940 has reportedly passed with 60% of the vote statewide.

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Washington State Passes Ballot Measure to Further Regulate Guns

A state gun-regulations ballot measure seeking to make Washington's firearms laws among the strictest in the country passed Tuesday with 60% of the vote in election-night returns.

Michigan Marijuana Legalization Proposal Passes

The proposal to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use was on its way to victory early Wednesday morning, making Michigan the first state in the Midwest to approve legal weed.

Challenger Holds Slim Lead Over Current L.A. County Sheriff in Election

In what could be a stunning upset in the race to be Los Angeles County sheriff, challenger Alex Villanueva took a narrow lead over Sheriff Jim McDonnell early Wednesday.

Retired California Lieutenant in Tight Race with Incumbent Sheriff

Incumbent Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell finds himself in a much tighter race than expected, with voters heading to the polls on Tuesday. If Retired Sheriff's Lieutenant Alex Villanueva wins, he'll become the first person to unseat a living Los Angeles County Sheriff in more than 100 years.

Washington Voters to Decide on Lowering Bar for Police Deadly Force Prosecutions

Voters in Washington will decide on Tuesday whether that state should lower the barrier to prosecuting police for use of deadly force. Ballot initiative 940 would remove the state's malice requirement, which says prosecutors must prove an officer acted with "evil intent" when bringing criminal charges for killing in the line of duty.

Kansas Congressional Candidate Apologizes for Politicizing 2 Deputies’ Deaths

Democratic congressional candidate Brent Welder — who is seeking to challenge incumbent Republican Kevin Yoder — sent out a campaign email Saturday that linked the deaths of two deputies in Kansas City to the gun control debate.

SD Sheriff Fires Deputy Who Defeated Him in Election

Bon Homme County (SD) Sheriff Lenny Gramkow lost his re-election to Deputy Sheriff Mark Maggs. One minute after voting results were made public, Gramkow fired Maggs.

Critic of Police Reform in Chicago Elected Union President

A challenger beat the incumbent president of Chicago's largest police union Wednesday in a contentious election that could sway the future of the police department.

President Trump and Police

One thing that is clear even before Trump takes office is that he and his administration could be very supportive of law enforcement, certainly much more supportive than his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton would have been.