Steven Strachan (third from left), executive director of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, talks to reporters along with Leslie Cushman (far left) and Heather Villanueva (second from left), both of De-Escalate Washington, on Tuesday in Olympia after a House hearing on the use of deadly force by law enforcement officers. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)

Steven Strachan (third from left), executive director of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, talks to reporters along with Leslie Cushman (far left) and Heather Villanueva (second from left), both of De-Escalate Washington, on Tuesday in Olympia after a House hearing on the use of deadly force by law enforcement officers. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)

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