NAACP Statement on I-940
The Seattle King County NAACP, under leadership of President Sadiqa Sakin, is working to aid and educate the community over measure I-940, which passed in fall of 2018 in thanks to Washington State voters.
The NAACP Seattle King County supports I-940, as it makes it easier to prosecute police offices in situations of use of deadly force. It also requires police training to de-escalate volatile situations and avoid the use of deadly force, as well as requires of police mental health intervention and first aid on the spot.
I-940 is an important step toward better Police Accountability and Criminal Justice. Without this overhaul being effectively put in place and trainings moving forward of police officers, there is far less accountability in instances of deadly force used by police officers as it relates to people of color. In our continued efforts to educate the community on its rights as well as implementation of I-940, the NAACP Seattle King County is holding another Community Discussion this Thursday, May 9, from 6-8pm, at WEA Hall at 32032 Weyerhaeuser Way S., Federal Way, WA. Our NAACP President Sadiqa Sakin will be presenting, among other Board members and guests, all are welcome!
We thank our many community partners who support this passed measure, and aid in its education and accountability of enacting into law.
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