Kentucky Legislature enacts a partial ban on arrest warrants

Posted: Mar 31, 2021 / 5:14 AM CDT CD
Updated: 04/09/2021 / 12:57 PM CDT

FRANKFORT, Kentucky (AP) – Kentucky lawmakers passed a partial ban on arrest warrants. It does so more than a year after Breonna Taylor died in a police raid.

Police received an arrest warrant during a narcotics investigation – but no drugs were found in Taylor’s house. A grand jury charged an officer with willful endangerment, but no officers were charged with Taylor’s death.

The chairman of the Republican Party of Kentucky released the statement last night after the legislative business was closed.

“This year, the Republican-led legislature passed a financially responsible budget among other achievements, served as a key control of the governor’s ongoing overburdening of the executive, and passed much-needed laws to further improve our state. From protecting the sanctity of life to advocating for students and teachers to giving a historic boost to school choice – all while struggling to support hard-working families and businesses – I applaud the commitment of the GOP-controlled Legislature, Kentuckians to put in the first place. “Congratulations to Speaker Osborne, President Stivers and our Republican super majorities on another successful legislature.”

Kentucky Republican Party Chairman Mac Brown

(This story was originally published March 31, 2021)

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