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.
Earlier this week a judge dismissed charges against Walker.
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.
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.”
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