Rising outcry over the police killing of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old black emergency-room technician, in her Louisville, Ky., house is stoking calls to finish the usage of no-knock warrants just like the one officers secured to raid her condominium.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation mentioned on Thursday it was opening an investigation into Ms. Taylor’s loss of life. The identical day the Louisville police chief, Steve Conrad, mentioned he would retire. Earlier this month Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear urged state and federal investigators to evaluate the Louisville Metro Police Division’s inner investigation of the taking pictures.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, each Kentucky Republicans, are calling for the elimination of no-knock warrants, which permit police to storm a residence with out first saying their presence.
The warrants have generated controversy within the U.S. for years, and a few police departments have discontinued or restricted their use after raids went awry.