EPHRATA – In a letter to Governor Jay Inslee, Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones made a request on behalf of the Washington State Sheriff’s Affiliation this week.
Within the letter, Jones says the brand new police reform legal guidelines are “complicated” and “have many various interpretations.” Jones says the brand new legal guidelines “…scale back our skill to reply to calls and supply service to those that want it most.”
Jones means that the easiest way to clear up the convolution is to repair the legal guidelines via a particular legislative session. Jones says a particular session is required this 12 months.
“The residents of Washington State deserve regulation enforcement of their communities that may successfully defend them,” Jones wrote within the letter.
Jones is the president of the Washington State Sheriff’s Affiliation.
Tom Dent, a Republican State Consultant from Moses Lake, says the brand new legal guidelines additionally put emergency responders in danger as a result of the brand new legal guidelines deter the presence of regulation enforcement from showing on the scene of a psychological well being name or drug overdose.
Lately, plenty of native regulation enforcement companies had been unable to pursue a Chewelah man with psychological well being points after he stole a bus in Peshastin and made his means via Douglas and Grant County earlier than hitching a journey from Moses Lake to Chewelah the place he drove a tractor into his personal home.