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WA Supreme Court strikes down restrictions on sheriffs’ use of tear gas

BY: - September 14, 2023

Washington’s Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision on Thursday invalidated some of the restrictions the state Legislature put on law enforcement’s use of tear gas to suppress riots.  The ruling overturns part of a state law passed in 2021 that requires police to get approval from the highest elected official in the jurisdiction where tear […]