This is how Bellingham is dealing with new Washington state policing rules

The Bellingham Herald

Bellingham Police will still respond to emergency calls for people suffering a mental-health crisis, Mayor Seth Fleetwood said at an online City Council meeting Monday night, July 26.

Fleetwood’s comments came in response to concerns regarding several new state laws, including one that took effect Sunday that limits police use of force and requires officers to use de-escalation techniques.

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