MMIW: A Conversation with WA State Patrol

MMIW: A Conversation with WA State Patrol

In our last episode, Silent No More, we focused on the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Through our conversations with tribal members and law enforcement, we learned about some of the historical events that have created a wall of distrust between the indigenous community and outside agencies.  But, that’s just one part of this puzzle. 

One of the biggest concerns for the Washington State Patrol’s Chris Loftis is the lack of consistency in law enforcement practices.  But, efforts are being made to correct this. 

In our recent conversation, Chris was joined by the State Patrol’s two tribal liaisons, Patti Gosch and Dawn Pullin, who are spearheading the work to earn back the trust of indigenous individuals throughout the State of Washington. 

If you are a family member of a missing person and would like their photo to be included on the Washington State Patrol Missing Person’s website, please contact:

Missing and Unidentified Persons Unit

mupu@wsp.wa.gov

(800) 543-5678

Or the WSP Tribal Liaisons

Patti Gosch                                       Dawn Pullin

patti.gosch@wsp.wa.gov              dawn.pullin@wsp.wa.gov

(360) 280-0567                                (360) 890-0150

 

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