x
Breaking News
More () »

Louisville's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Louisville, Kentucky | WHAS11.com

' A change in policy is not enough.' No-knock warrants should be eliminated, ACLU-KY says

The ACLU of Kentucky is demanding the Metro Council eliminate the use of no-knock warrants except in the most extreme circumstances.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — No-knock search warrants like the one officers used to enter Breonna Taylor's apartment continues to draw criticism. Some are calling for them to be eliminated all together except in extreme circumstances.

Breonna Taylor was shot multiple times by officers who entered her apartment while executing a no-knock search warrant. Taylor's boyfriend Kenneth Walker admitted to firing at the officers in self-defense. Walker said he didn't know who had entered the apartment. 

RELATED: 'Help. Oh my god. Help': Kenneth Walker's 911 call released

Earlier this week a judge dismissed charges against Walker.

RELATED: Charges dismissed against Kenneth Walker who shot at officers during execution of a no-knock search warrant

Thursday, ACLU-KY added their voice of opposition on those types of warrants. Louisville Metro Council is expected to make policy changes related search warrants. The agency says, a change in policy isn't enough. They're demanding the city eliminate no-knock warrants. 

RELATED: 'It’s time that we be of integrity': Protesters demand firing of LMPD officers in Breonna Taylor case

ACLU-KY Policy Strategist Keturah Herron released this statement regarding the No-Knock Ordinance Before Louisville Metro Council:

“The botched LMPD drug raid that killed Breonna Taylor dramatically illustrates the danger no-knock warrants pose to innocent lives. Today, the Metro Council is considering an ordinance that would make some changes to the no-knock warrant policy. A change in policy is not enough. The ACLU of Kentucky is demanding the Metro Council do more and eliminate the use of no-knock warrants except in the most extreme circumstances. To do less would dishonor Breonna’s memory and leave Louisvillians – including members of law enforcement – at risk of serious injury or death.”

Other stories related to the Breonna Taylor case:

RELATED: Community leaders, Louisville's Fraternal Order of Police ready for 'new leader with clear focus'

RELATED: Councilmembers say police chief's departure 'has been a long time coming'

RELATED: FBI opens investigation in Breonna Taylor death

RELATED: Louisville faith leaders demand prosecution and suspension of officers involved in Breonna Taylor shooting

RELATED: Everything we know so far about the Breonna Taylor case

RELATED: Photos show Breonna Taylor's home in aftermath of deadly shooting

RELATED: Mother of Breonna Taylor shares story as high-profile attorney represents family in LMPD lawsuit

RELATED: 'No-knock' search warrant says suspect used Breonna Taylor's apartment to ship drugs, prosecutor recuses himself in EMT's case

RELATED: 'This was a botched investigation that ended up with an innocent young woman killed,' Breonna Taylor's attorney, mother speak out