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Washington Police Shoot, Kill Knife-Wielding Man

Officers with the Lakewood (WA) Police Department were responding to a call of a man armed with a knife when the subject reportedly moved toward them in a threatening manner, forcing police to open fire with their service weapons.

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Man Shot After Attempting to Ram Officers with Car at Traffic Stop

A 66-year-old man is dead after he reportedly attempted to ram into squad cars driven by officers with the Yakima (WA) Police Department and Yakima County Sheriff's deputies in an apparent attempt to escape a traffic stop.

Washington Police "Flirt" with Suspect Who Promised to Turn Himself in on Facebook

Anthony Akers, a 38-year-old who has a history of drug abuse and protection order violations, is presently wanted by the Washington Department of Corrections for Failure to Comply.

Community Honors Ambushed WA Officers with Food Drive, Blood Drive, Flag Raising

On Thursday, community members in Lakewood, WA, marked the nine-year anniversary of the ambush murder of four of their police officers—Officers Mark Renninger, Greg Richards, Tina Griswold, and Ronald Owens.

Washington Police to "Wait Tables" in Charity Event for Special Olympics

The event is part of the nationwide "Tip a Cop" campaign to raise money for Special Olympics.

Seattle Officer Fired for Punching Handcuffed Woman Can Get Job Back

Officer Adley Shepherd—who was fired in 2016 by former Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole after he reportedly punched a handcuffed woman—can have his job back following a second investigation into the matter by an independent civilian arbitrator.

Washington Chief Says Officers Will Not Enforce New Gun Laws

Chief Loren Culp of the Republic (WA) Police Department said on social media that he won't allow his department to enforce new regulations under newly passed which he said are unconstitutional.

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.

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.

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.