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Legislation placing restrictions on law enforcement takes effect next week

RITZVILLE – Law enforcement officers will be doing business differently, with new legislation signed by Governor Inslee May 18 going into effect July 25.

Ritzville Police Chief Dave McCormick gave city council members a heads-up about the changes at their July 6 meeting.

"The new legislative updates are extremely restrictive, based on the current policies and state laws. So a lot of crimes are going to go uninvestigated," McCormick said. "A lot of the potential detentions for juveniles and adults both, they way they are handled, will be changed significantly."

McCormick said one area that woul...


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