Lakewood police shooting prompts legislation - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Lakewood police shooting prompts legislation

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Legislation has been introduced in Congress to address problems in the interstate supervision of felons brought to light by the shooting deaths of four Lakewood police officers.

Two bills introduced Thursday by Reps. Adam Smith, Jay Inslee and Dave Reichert of Washington match bills introduced by Washington's Patty Murray in the Senate. The congressmen say in a news release Thursday the bills would improve law enforcement practices and information sharing.

The Lakewood officers were killed in November by former Arkansas inmate Maurice Clemmons. Since the shooting, Washington has refused to accept parolees and probationers from Arkansas.

 

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