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By Bill Stevenson
Gazette Editor 

Controversial laws prove problematic for sheriff's office

Myers hopes to work with legislators


November 24, 2021

COLFAX – Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers finds three controversial bills adopted last summer to be problematic with their impact on his office.

The two House bills and a Senate bill were to change the way police operated in Washington. The bills were written by Western Washington members of the state legislature without consulting law enforcement. It was politicians versus police.

“I don’t think there was any problem with the way we were doing things,” Myers said. “The ultimate goal is to keep our community safe. Our charge is to find solutions.”

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