Washington. Lawmakers Introduce Tribal Law Enforcement Bill

By Joyce Hanson (July 15, 2022, 7:54 p.m. EDT) — Two Washington state lawmakers have introduced federal legislation that aims to better protect Indigenous communities and help address the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women in improving the hiring and increased retention of tribal law enforcement officers.

Republican Rep. Dan Newhouse and Democratic Rep. Derek Kilmer introduced the Tribal Law Enforcement Parity Act Thursday, saying the measure comes in response to what reps have heard from tribes across the state about the challenges they face in recruiting and retaining tribal law enforcement. officers.

Washington State Representatives Dan Newhouse (right) and Derek Kilmer present parity here…

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