Formerly Known As:

Washington HB 1202 - 2022 Legislative Cycle



Issue area:

Qualified immunity



Original bill text:

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What is Washington HB 1025?

WA HB 1025 eliminates obstacles to civil liability for law enforcement officers who engage in misconduct by creating a new legal path to hold officers accountable. HB 1025 also makes departments liable for bad hiring, inadequate training, and negligent disciplining. Additionally, the bill expands access to justice by allowing attorney’s fee and cost recovery if the victim wins their lawsuit, and it allows the Attorney General’s office to investigate and bring a lawsuit to address patterns of wrongdoing by officers and departments.


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