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Episode 7 examines how Seattle’s experience trying to reduce police use of force may inform California’s future

A Seattle police officer watches as protesters take part in a Black Lives Matter march, Saturday, August 26, 2017, in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Alex Menendez, AP Photo

As California debated a new law limiting when police can use deadly force, advocates pointed to Seattle as an example of a place that’s benefited from a similar policy. The Seattle Police Department has made a lot of changes in recent years, and its use of force is way down. The Force of Law season finale explores how Seattle’s experience may inform California’s future, as the most populous state adapts to new laws that require more de-escalation training and limits on when police can shoot.

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