July 2022 Bar Bulletin
By Roger Rogoff, Director, Washington State Office of Independent Investigations
Washington is poised to be a national leader in police reform, initiating the first truly independent statewide agency to conduct civilian-led investigations of police use of deadly force in the country — an agency unconnected to any police department or prosecutor’s office. It is both an honor and a privilege that Governor Jay Inslee appointed me as the first director to lead this new agency. The role is one that I accept with humility, where I acknowledge that a daunting journey is ahead. I am beyond excited to take this responsibility.
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