VIDEO: Is a showdown coming on police pursuit?

The following video update from Olympia was sent to Sen. Shelly Short’s subscribers Feb. 22, 2023. To subscribe to Sen. Short’s e-newsletters, click here.

Legislature’s two-year ban on police pursuits has devastating effect on public safety — but Senate chair stands in way of fix


In this video, Sen. Shelly Short describes the first major clash of the year in the Washington Legislature, over police pursuits. A two-year ban has had two main results — an increase in crime and a decrease in public safety. Lawmakers of both parties support restoration of the tools police need to do their jobs, but a Senate committee chair stands in the way. At the Legislature’s first major cutoff, the only bill that appears likely to receive a vote on the Senate floor would simply study the issue and delay action another year.

What comes next in this standoff?

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