The city of Louisville, KY, has banned the use of no-knock search warrants.

"In the aftermath of the tragic killing of Breonna Taylor, it is clear that the danger of these type of warrants pose to civilians and police officers is greater than their benefit," Mayor Greg Fischer said.

All 26 members of Metro Council voted Thursday night to approve the new ordinance.

The new ordinance is called Breonna's Law, named after 26-year-old Breonna Taylor, woman who was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police in her apartment in the early morning hours of March 13, the Courier Journal reports.

Plainclothes officers were attempting to serve a search warrant with a no-knock clause at Taylor's South End apartment as a part of a narcotics investigation when they entered her home, were met by a gunshot from her boyfriend Kenneth Walker, and returned fire, killing Taylor.

Walker was initially charged but the charge was dismiss. He told investigators he thought the officers coming through the door were home invaders.

 

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