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Minneapolis Officer Will Not Be Charged Over Fatal Shooting of Armed Man During Warrant Operation

"After a thorough review of all available evidence ... there is insufficient admissible evidence to file criminal charges in this case," Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman and Attorney General Keith Ellison announced Wednesday.

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Biden Expected to Broaden No-Knock Warrant Restrictions on Federal Agencies

The Justice Department announced in September that it was curtailing the use of “no-knock” warrants by its federal agents. Psaki said Biden is now weighing an expansion to other federal agencies. Agents and officers in Homeland Security, for example, also use the tactic.

Louisville Officer Shot in Breonna Taylor Incident Sues Attorney for Defamation

The lawsuit claims Louisville attorney Steve Romines told a media outlet last October that now retired Louisville Metro Police Detective Jonathan Mattingly “executed” Taylor during the 2020 raid.

DOJ Prohibits Its Officers from Carotid Restraints and Restricts No-Knock Warrants

Under the new policy, the department’s law enforcement components will be prohibited from using “chokeholds” and “carotid restraints” unless deadly force is authorized, that is “when the officer has a reasonable belief that the subject of such force poses an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury to the officer or to another person.”

Biden Backs Police Reform Bill Banning Chokeholds and Ending Qualified Immunity

The bill would ban all neck restraints, including chokeholds and the kind used on Floyd as well as no-knock warrants in drug cases. It would also end the application of the doctrine of qualified immunity for law enforcement officers.

Chicago Mayor, Police Superintendent Announce Warrant Reforms

On Wednesday, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown joined Mayor Lori Lightfoot in unveiling an array of proposed reforms to the policies outlining what happens before, during and after search warrants are executed by Chicago police officers.

Houston Officer Charged with Murder Over Deadly Drug Raid

Prosecutors allege their investigation discovered that the indicted officers were part of a unit that falsified documentation about drug payments to confidential informants, routinely used false information to get search warrants, and lied in police reports.

Minneapolis Restricts No-Knock Warrants

Starting Monday, officers must identify themselves as “police” and announce their purpose as “search warrant” before entering any domicile — regardless of whether a judge signed off on an “unannounced” or “no-knock” entry.

Former NTOA Director Advocates Restrictions for No-Knock Warrants

Mark Lomax, the former executive director of NTOA, said it’s time to take a “serious look” at “ending the dangerous practice of no-knock warrants and raids,” outside of extenuating circumstances.

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Sgt. Mattingly: If We Hadn't Knocked Breonna Taylor Would be Alive

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly said he banged on the door repeatedly while yelling "police." And that once his commanding officer gave the order to breach the door, he and the other officers yelled "police," as they rammed open the door.

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