Kentucky Senate Passes Bill to Limit No-Knocking Mandates

FILE – This undated file photo provided by Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar shows Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky. In news reported on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, Louisville Police have taken action that may result in the dismissal of an officer who sought the no-hit search warrant that led detectives to the apartment where Taylor was shot. (Courtesy of Taylor Family Lawyer Sam Aguiar via AP, File)

FRANKFORT, Ky (AP) – A bill that would limit the use of “no-knock” arrest warrants has passed unanimously by the Kentucky Senate.

It’s the latest push to reform law enforcement tactics after police shot dead Breonna Taylor in her Louisville apartment last year.

Under the bill, prohibition-striking warrants would only be issued if there was “clear and convincing evidence” that the “alleged crime is a crime which would qualify a person, if convicted, as an offender. violent ”.

Warrants should be executed between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Taylor was killed in a failed drug raid that took place after midnight.

Police had a no-strike warrant but said they had announced their presence.

The measure is now awaiting the contribution of the Chamber.

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