Texas lawmakers aim to ban no-knock warrants
April 21, 2021
Texas House Bill 1272 would restrict magistrates from issuing no-knock warrants and limits their use to cases involving violent offenses. The bill is also known as, "Breonna's Law," which remembers Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old woman who was shot and killed by Louisville Police during a no-knock raid. Some police union representatives and police chiefs still oppose limiting no-knock warrants, despite the growing pressure to ban them.
Center for Justice Research Director Dr. Howard Henderson joined Wilvin Carter, a Houston-based criminal defense attorney, in a discussion about ongoing police reform efforts in Texas.