Original bill text:
View text of HB 1726 here; view text of HB 2037 here
What are WA HB 1726 and HB 2037?
WA HB 1726 and HB 2037 would roll back last year’s restrictions and protections addressing the use of force by peace officers, which the state passed to reduce police violence. This bill would expand instances in which officers can use physical force, including in situations where it would not be constitutional, such as the right to use physical force when stopping an individual from fleeing an investigative stop.