By Alexandria Osborne
Washington State Journal 

Revised police pursuit law on Inslee's desk

Sen. Lovick’s measure loosens rules


Last updated 4/18/2023 at 9:45am

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee will have the final say on a bill that expands the ability of police to pursue suspects.

Engrossed Senate Bill 5352 passed both the House and Senate and is now on the governor’s desk. It loosens restrictions enacted under a 2022 law.

Sen. John Lovick, D-Mill Creek, introduced the bill.

“I’m a black man from birth. My skin tone is brown, but I wore the blue uniform proudly for 31 years as a state trooper,” he said. “I know there are fears out there, but I think legislation like this can bring our community together and help our law enforcement professionals do the job...

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