Kentucky legislature enacts a partial ban on no-knock warrants

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky lawmakers passed a partial ban on no-knock warrants. This happens more than a year after Breonna Taylor died during a police operation.

Police received an arrest warrant during a narcotics investigation – but no drugs were found on Taylor. A grand jury sued an officer for wanton harm, but no officers were charged in Taylor’s death.

The head of the Republican Party of Kentucky released the statement last night after the legislative deal was closed.

“This year, among other things, the Republican-led legislature passed a fiscally responsible budget, which served as an important control over the governor’s continued overreach of the executive, and passed much-needed legislation to further improve our state. From protecting the sanctity of life, to advocating for students and teachers, to a historic upswing in school choice – while at the same time struggling to support hardworking families and businesses – I applaud the GOP-controlled legislature’s commitment to putting Kentuckians first put. “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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