Washington's law enforcement prepare for new reform laws taking effect Sunday

Buried in the outskirts of Burien, you’ll find “Mock City.” It is where hundreds of new recruits come every year to learn how to become a police officer at the Criminal Justice Training Center.

It is also where tactical instructors are adapting with the ever changing use-of-force laws in Washington, which will enter a new phase on Sunday.

“Violating pace and compressing distance has an inverse effect on threat perception,” said instructor Scott Wells about how tactics have changed in recent years, especially since I-940 was approved in 2019.