Louisville city council unanimously pass ‘Breonna’s Law’ to ban no-knock warrants


“This is one of many critical steps on police reform that we’ve taken to create a more peaceful, just, compassionate and equitable community,” the Louisville mayor said.

June 11, 2020, 7:55 PM EDT / Updated June 11, 2020, 8:24 PM EDTBy Doha Madani

All 26 members of the Louisville Metro Council voted on Thursday to pass a ban on no-knock warrants, a measure known as “Breonna’s Law,” named after the former EMT who died in a police raid at her apartment.

The unanimously passed ordinance, which still needs to be approved by the mayor, bans any search warrant that does not require police to announce themselves and their purpose at the premises. It requires any Louisville Metro Police Department or Metro law enforcement to knock and wait a minimum of 15 seconds for a response.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer vowed to pass the ban as “soon as it hits my desk.”

“This is one of many critical steps on police reform that we’ve taken to create a more peaceful, just, compassionate and equitable community,” Fischer said on Twitter Thursday.

Read more on https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/louisville-city-council-unanimously-pass-breonna-s-law-ban-no-n1230291

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