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Gov. Inslee names task force to address issues of policing, racial justice

People listen to emcee Shanae Isabell during a vigil for Charleena Lyles, on the three year anniversary of her death, at Magnuson Park on June 18, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Lyles, a pregnant mother of three, was killed by Seattle police after calling to report a burglary. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the members of a task force Monday that will provide recommendations for legislation on independent investigation involving police use of force. The task force will meet first in early July, and continue to meet into the fall.

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This task force is part of a coordinated effort with legislators to provide a comprehensive set of reforms, and will provide insight and feedback, review the I-940 structure and protocols, other investigation models, and ultimately provide input to help inform legislation in upcoming sessions.

“We must listen to the voices of impacted communities and families to hear their experiences with policing,” Inslee said. “This work will inform legislation and help chart a path towards addressing some of these systemic and extremely harmful practices and policies that have impacted communities of color for generations.”

Task force members include:

  • Emma Catague, Community Police Commission, and Filipino Community Center, Seattle
  • Jordan Chaney, owner, Poet Jordan, Benton and Franklin Counties
  • Livio De La Cruz, board member, Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County
  • Chris Jordan, Fab-5, Tacoma
  • Monisha Harrell, chair, Equal Rights Washington, Seattle
  • Jay Hollingsworth, John T. Williams Organizing Committee, Seattle
  • Sanetta Hunter, community advocate, Federal Way
  • Katrina Johnson, Charleena Lyles’ cousin and family spokesperson; Families Are The Frontline, Seattle
  • Reverend Walter J. Kendricks, Morning Star Baptist Church; commissioner, Washington State Commission on African American Affairs, Spokane
  • Teri Rogers Kemp, attorney, Seattle
  • Ben Krauss, PhD., principal, Adaptive Training Solutions, Spokane
  • Darrell Lowe, chief, Redmond Police Department
  • Nina Martinez, board chair, Latino Civic Alliance, King County
  • Brian Moreno, commissioner, Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs, Pasco
  • Kimberly Mosolf, Disability Rights Washington, Seattle
  • Tyus Reed, Spanaway
  • Tim Reynon, Puyallup Tribal Council Member
  • Eric Ritchey, Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney
  • Puao Savusa, City of Seattle Office of Police Accountability
  • James Schrimpsher, chief, Algona Police Department; Vice President of Washington State
  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • Andre Taylor, founder/executive director, Not This Time, Seattle
  • Teresa Taylor, executive director, Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs
  • Spike Unruh, president, Washington State Patrol Troopers Association
  • Waldo Waldron-Ramsey, NAACP, Seattle

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