Controversial I-940 would make it easier to prosecute police who misuse lethal force
SEATTLE -- Voters in Washington are deciding on a controversial initiative that would change the standard for investigating law enforcement's use of deadly force. If I-940 passes, it would remove the word "malice" from lethal use-of-force investigations, meaning prosecutors would no longer have to prove that officers acted with "malice" in order to charge them for deadly encounters on the job.