De-escalate Washington

June 10, 2017

Elevate helped gather signatures for De-Escalate Washington, a group spearheading Initiative Measure No. 940. I-940 is a comprehensive bill providing de-escalation training for law enforcement statewide, and Elevate played a part in gathering the necessary number of signatures to get the measure on the ballot. I-940 was passed by the WA Legislature on March 8th. The new law requires training for violence de-escalation, mental-health issues and first aid, and importantly changes the standards for use of deadly force.