Discussion posted by: David McNamara
In an “unprecedented” unanimous vote, Louisville Kentucky’s Metropolitan city council has enacted a ban on no-knock police raids after recent Louisville EMT Beonna Taylor was killed in the night when police raided her home executing a no-knock warrant for alleged drug possession. Named the Breonna Law, it honors the memory of an EMT who had been working with coronavirus patients just the day before the fateful police raid. The law bans the use of no-knock warrants, requiring police instead to announce themselves as police, and wait 15 seconds before forcing their way into a house, if that is necessary. Body cams are to be worn during the serving of all warrants and are to be switched on 5 minutes before the service and 5 minutes after service is finished.