by Ashley Archibald
Content Warning: This article contains brief mention of suicide.
On July 25, a series of laws banning police departments from using chokeholds, neck restraints, and no-knock warrants, and restricting the use of tear gas and military equipment went into effect in Washington State.
The laws were part of a wave of legislation reacting to the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin and the months of subsequent nationwide protest that followed.
Locally, Seattle City Council talked about, but ultimately did not follow through on, significant monetary cuts to the police budget.Continue reading One Month On, Washington Police Reforms Get Mixed Reviews at Local Forum