The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has asked the Washington Supreme Court to determine the scope of immunity for the state body that trains law enforcement personnel.

Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Mary H. Murguia authored the April 28 order, in which the Ninth Circuit asked the Washington Supreme Court to answer the following question: “What is the scope of immunity provided by RCW 43.101.390? Specifically, does the provision grant immunity for intentional torts committed in the course of administering the Basic Law Enforcement Academy?”