Maycumber says legislation passed by House will make families less safe

'Less training, les equipment, less options for our police will make our communities and families less safe,' says Maycumber

Legislation passed the state House of Representatives today that would limit the tactics, training and equipment available to law enforcement officers when attempting to deescalate dangerous situations.

House Bill 1054 passed with no Republican support.

Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, R-Republic and a former law enforcement officer, issued the following statement after the passage of the bill:

“The 'Defund the Police' movement is not popular in my legislative district. The majority of my constituents recognize the value of giving law enforcement more options, more training, more equipment – all in an effort to keep our communities and families safe. There is an understanding that, while we need to weed out the bad actors, the vast majority of law enforcement personnel choose to do their job out of a sense of community, honor and service.

“This legislation erases decades of police reform and takes us backwards to a time where cops had fewer options. The fact is, less training, less equipment, less options for our police will make our communities and families less safe.”

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Washington State House Republican Communications
houserepublicans.wa.gov