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By Beka Compton
The Times 

Columbia County Sheriff's Office hosts Town Hall

 

December 30, 2021



DAYTON—New policing laws and how they affect local law enforcement was the topic at a town hall presentation by Columbia County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday and Wednesday nights last week. The discussion offered an in-person and an online option for all attendees., and the same information was shared both nights.

Columbia County Sheriff Joe Helm and County Prosecutor Dale Slack led the discussion both nights to explain the recent legislation HB 1310 and HB 1054. The bills were passed to create a statewide standard for the use of force by law enforcement in Washington state. Some agencies...



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