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Reducing Racism and Discrimination in Law Enforcement

WSMA affirms that racism, discrimination and hate crimes are a public health issue. (B-13, A-20)

WSMA supports the adoption and implementation, by Washington’s law enforcement and other entities, of best practices that reduce excessive force and discriminatory policing. This may include:

  • Creating a reporting system of incidents of excessive force by law enforcement to state health departments
  • Evidence based best practices and community partnerships that reduce use of force by law enforcement
  • Effective law enforcement recruitment, training and retention that encourage safe and non-discriminatory policing practices

(B-13, A-20)

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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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