Bowing to pressure from activists who were outraged over the death of two married suspects, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says his department will stop serving "no knock" search warrants.
"The no-knock warrant's going to go away, kind of like leaded gasoline in our city," Acevedo said.
"I'm 99.9 percent sure I'm not going to be using it," Acevedo said. "If there's a specific case, it would have to come through my office."
According to NPR, Acevedo announced the policy shift Monday night during a town hall meeting hosted by the Greater Houston Coalition for Justice.
The January 28 incident that prompted the policy change left two drug suspects identified as Dennis and Rhogena Tuttle dead, and five undercover narcotics officers wounded in a gun battle.