Online petition asks for police defunding
Some plan police "gratitude campaign"
June 17, 2020
A petition is circulating online demanding that the Klickitat County commissioners act to defund the Sheriff's Office and move funds instead to health and safety concerns. The petition does not specifically identify what those alternative measures should be.
The measure is circulating even as some people are planning "gratitude campaigns" to tell police officers on the job that they're appreciated. Sources choosing to remain anonymous have told The Sentinel they will stop any time they see a police officer, so long as it doesn't interfere with their duties, and tell them they are wanted and respected.
The petition does not identify source organizers. Although it draws figures from the cou...