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WASHINGTON FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE STATEMENT ON INVESTIGATION OF PIERCE COUNTY SHERIFF ED TROYER
Members of the Washington Fraternal Order of Police (WAFOP) are extremely concerned with the information that has become publicly available regarding Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer’s actions in making accusations against a black newspaper carrier. It is critically important that all facts regarding this incident become known and that Sheriff Troyer is afforded due process before the public makes any decisions on his conduct. Accordingly, our organization strongly supports a timely,...

WA FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE - LEGISLATIVE APPROACHES
We share with our fellow law enforcement organizations a mutual goal of protecting both the safety of peace officers in the field and the communities they serve. Where we differ is in our approaches for securing that safety and for ensuring that officers have the policies, procedures, tools, and training necessary to do their jobs. WAFOP leadership and our members believe that, in the wake of a multitude of well-publicized events here in Washington and across the country, it is inevitable th...

WASHINGTON FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE URGES ADOPTION OF HOUSE BILL 1054 — LAW ENFORCEMENT TACTICS
OLYMPIA, February 26, 2021 — Representatives from the Washington Fraternal Order of Police (WAFOP) are urging lawmakers to adopt Substitute House Bill 1054, which would establish new rules governing law enforcement tactics within the state. “We recognize the need to change law enforcement procedures to meet our communities’ expectations and strengthen trust with those we serve,” said WAFOP President Marco Monteblanco. “The amended version of House Bill 1054 would take important...

WASHINGTON FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE URGE LEGISLATIVE FIX TO POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE STATUTE
OLYMPIA, February 26, 2021- The Washington Fraternal Order of Police (WAFOP) today urged the Legislature to immediately amend Washington’s Uniform Controlled Substances Act (found in RCW 69.50) in response to the Washington Supreme Court recent decision in State vs. Blake. Contrary to the decisions in countless cases before Courts of Appeals and prior State Supreme Court rulings, the Court yesterday concluded that the current definition (RCW 69.50.4013) of the crime of Possession of a Contr...

STATEMENT ON QUALIFIED IMMUNITY LEGISLATION HOUSE BILL 1202
February 17, 2021 OLYMPIA — The Washington Fraternal Order of Police (WAFOP) issued the following statement today by President Marco Monteblanco: “The Washington Fraternal Order of Police has worked closely with Rep. My-Linh Thai to ensure House Bill 1202 includes sufficient legal protection for peace officers. If approved, House Bill 1202 would establish a new state standard for qualified immunity to replace the current federal regulations. Rep. Thai has been responsive to the conce...

STATEMENT ON PIERCE COUNTY JUDGE STANLEY RUMBAUG RELEASE OF DRIVE-BY-SHOOTING SUSPECT
OLYMPIA, February 4, 2021— The Washington Fraternal Order of Police (WAFOP) issued the following statement today by President Marco Monteblanco: “The Washington Fraternal Order of Police has serious concerns with the decision of Pierce County Superior Court Judge Stanley Rumbaug to ignore the prosecutor’s recommendation and instead rule that a suspect in a drive-by shooting should be released from custody without bail. Releasing a dangerous suspect accused of firing 23 shots sends a ch...

WASHINGTON FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE STATEMENT ON TACOMA POLICE INCIDENT, OVERNIGHT PROTESTS
TACOMA — The Washington Fraternal Order of Police (WAFOP) released the following statement regarding destructive protests over a Jan. 23 incident in which a Tacoma police officer drove through a crowd gathered for illegal street racing: “It is important that we allow the Pierce County Force Investigation Team to conduct a thorough review of this incident. As officers dedicated to rebuilding the trust and bonds between law enforcement and the communities we serve, members of the Washingto...

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