Author: The Associated Press

Father charged in death of his 5-month-old baby

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A man from South Kitsap, Washington was charged Thursday with homicide by abuse for the death of his 5-month-old son. Michael Rivera, 35, was arrested Wednesday by Kitsap County sheriff’s detectives, the Kitsap Sun reported. The boy,…

Washington Senate approves police accountability bill

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A contentious bill that passed the Washington state Senate late Thursday could transform the state's police oversight agency from an anemic watchdog into a formidable instrument for police accountability. While other reform efforts in Olympia focus…

Washington Senate passes police arbitration bill

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill to create a panel of arbitrators to review police discipline decisions and to better track law enforcement arbitration cases statewide. The measure is part of an ambitious…