Breonna Taylor Settlement: What it
means for No-knock Warrants

By Dean Weingarten. September 22, 2020
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In Louisville, Kentucky, the City has reached a settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit rising from the no-knock raid on Breonna Taylor's apartment. Breonna's boyfriend thought the raid was a home invasion. An exchange of gunfire through the door resulted in Breonna being killed on 13 March of this year.

(edit) the shots which killed Breonna were fired inside the apartment. Only one shot was fired by Breonna's boyfriend. Several shots were fired from outside the apartment to inside, but did not hit anyone)

The City will pay 12 million dollars and require reforms of police procedure.

Promiscuous use of no-knock warrants is incompatible with a legally armed society and the Second Amendment.

Louisville has mandated the use of body cameras in police raids, in response to Breonna's death. .....

'No-knock warrants' have long been the potential source of tragedy and widely deprecated, but despite that these heavy handed raids have continued. Far too often address information for example has been wrong and a house holder has predictably seen a raid as a home invasion, and reacted accordingly with often fatal results.


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