We previously reported he passing of the Eric Garner’s Anti-chokehold act, and now we are also pleased to inform you of the new law adapted from Breonna’s Case; The “Breonna’s Law”
Breonna Taylor a health worker, was fatally shot by police on March 12, after a no-knock warrant was served. Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, fired a warning shot, hitting one officer in the leg, as he believed that intruders were breaking into their apartment. He was arrested and charged with attempted murder but the charges were dropped.
Detective Joshua James who applied for the warrant has been placed on administrative reassignment, according to Wave 3.
On Thursday, the Louisville Metro City Council unanimously passed the “Breonna’s Law,”; which bans no-knock warrants and requires officers body cams to be on for 5 minutes before and after the search.
“Breonna’s Law” was passed just one day after the incident report was released. According to The Courier Journal, the four-page document only lists basic information.Although the officers that shot Breonna are yet to be arrested; there is a bit of a victory regarding the Breonna Taylor case.
The other officers involved have also been placed on administrative leave.
Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump posted on Twitter; “WE DID IT!! Louisville Metro Council PASSED #BreonnasLaw [Clapping hands emoji] Louisville is now paving the way to make America safer by banning no-knock warrants.