With Minneapolis’ mayor imposing what he described as a moratorium on no-knock warrants following the fatal police shooting of Amir Locke, a City Council committee Monday will review the practice, which was supposedly all but banned in 2020.
The Minneapolis City Council’s policy and government oversight committee is slated to hear from academics and civil rights attorneys — including Ben Crump, counsel for many families whose loved ones were killed by police — who will present “research pertaining to police procedures and no-knock warrants,” a news release said.
“The focus of the committee presentation will be to gain insight on current policies and next steps to guarantee the effectiveness of these policies,” the release said.
Council members have invited Mayor Jacob Frey, who last week further tightened requirements for requesting and executing no-knock warrants, to attend.
Frey and Minneapolis police leaders intend to meet with prominent activist DeRay McKesson and Eastern Kentucky University justice studies professor Pete Kraska, who worked with Louisville police after Breonna Taylor’s killing “and have spearheaded significant reforms to unannounced entry policies” across the country, Frey’s office said last week. Continue Reading