Let the House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee know you support civil remedies for police accountability. (HB 1202)

DEADLINE: Jan 26 9:45am

A virtual public hearing for HB1202 will be held in the House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee on Jan. 26. Please let them know that you support the bill at least an hour before the hearing starts.

HB1202 would hold peace officers accountable by creating a way to pursue legal action for police misconduct. This includes constitutional violations, torts and violations of state law such as the Keep Washington Working Act. Employers would be held liable for negligent hiring, training, supervising and disciplining of officers involved in misconduct.

This bill would also authorize the Attorney General’s office to investigate and bring suit, and would remove obstacles to civil liability such as qualified immunity, which has undermined justice for even the most egregious acts of misconduct.

Please sign in to the online hearing to note your position on HB 1202 as “Pro” (You are not signing up to speak.)

  1. Click Here https://app.leg.wa.gov/CSIRemote/Testimony/Form?chamber=house&meetingFamilyId=28407&agendaItemFamilyId=139005&remoteLocationId=52&testify=False

  2. From the drop down menu choose “Pro”

  3. Fill out the form.

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