Kentucky City Bans No-Knock Warrants with Passage of "Breonna's Law"


In a unanimous vote, the Louisville Metro Council approved a ban on no-knock warrants.

The measure is called "Breonna's Law" in honor of Breonna Taylor, the unarmed EMT who was shot to death by officers carrying out a no-knock warrant on her apartment in March.

Under the new law, officers who are serving a warrant are now required to knock and wait a minimum of 15 seconds before entering a residence.

Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer, praised the Kentucky council for their decision, saying the move allows her daughter to continue her dream of helping others.

"I'm just going to say that Breonna, that's all she wanted to do was save lives. So with this law, she'll get to continue to do that."

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