House OKs bill making police intervene to stop undue force

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state House has approved a measure requiring police to intervene if they see a fellow officer using or attempting to use excessive force. The bill now heads back to the Senate, which first approved the bill in February, for a final vote. Under the measure, officers would have to intervene to stop excessive force if they see it being used, or attempted to be used, by another officer and they’re in a position to do so. It would also require police to report wrongdoing by another officer to that officer’s supervisor, including criminal acts or violations of professional standards, and it would forbid retaliation against police who intervene or report wrongdoing.