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Attorney General Meets with Law Enforcement & Elected Officials in Yakima

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Attorney General Bob Ferguson is in Yakima to meet with some of the valley's top guns. Attorney General Bob Ferguson is in Yakima to meet with some of the valley's top guns.
YAKIMA, WA - Attorney General Bob Ferguson is in Yakima to meet with some of the valley's top guns.

Police chiefs, State Patrol Troopers, and head prosecutors had the opportunity to bring up any public safety concerns they have and give Ferguson some insight into the current status of the community.

The attorney general said they touched on many topics, including concerns about how the legalization of marijuana will affect law enforcement and the impact of mental health on the criminal justice system.

Ferguson said he wants people to know that local leaders and state leaders are working together to solve these issues.

"I think there's this feeling in politics back in D.C.," said Ferguson. "Folks are arguing, they're bickering but hey, there's folks at both sides of the aisle who are working together to try and find solutions and work together to solve problems and keep our community safe."

The attorney general said having an intimate conversation in a close setting like this, helps him have a better understanding of Yakima's needs. Then he can work with the state legislature to try and find additional resources.
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