Everett City Council Asks For Special State Legislative Session Over Police Reform Bills

September 8, 2021

Everett Government

Editor’s Update 8:00 PM: The Everett City Council unanimously approved the resolution. (Councilmembers Tuohy and Moore were absent)

The proposed resolution specifically mentions these 3 bills.

At their Wednesday night meeting the Everett City Council is set to discuss and vote on a resolution proposed by Councilmember Scott Bader that asks Governor Jay Inslee to call a special session of the legislature to address what it says are problems and to clarify ambiguities in recently passed police reform bills.
It also asks the State’s legislative delegation to make the same request of the Governor for a special session.

In addition the resolution says the State Attorney General should issue a formal Attorney General’s Opinion providing guidance on the interpretation of these police reform bills and to develop and issue model policies for implementing this legislation, all as expeditiously as possible and for the City of Everett administration to communicate the resolution to the Governor, State legislators and State Attorney General.
You can see the full resolution here. resolution pdf of police changes
The Everett Police Department has created a webpage outlining the various laws and their view of the impacts to the police department.

The Everett City Council meets at 6:30 PM and you can see the debate on the resolution online and comment through the City’s website. Click here for details on participation. We’ll provide an update after the meeting on the results of the vote


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