As Americans, we enjoy the privilege of privacy in our home and freedom from unreasonable government invasion. In theory. However, in the Breonna Taylor case, a Circuit Court judge signed a no-knock warrant permitting police to enter without announcing and identifying themselves as law enforcement officers. In light of the tragic and horrendous events surrounding the deaths of Breonna Taylor, Michael Santana, Anthony Diotaiuto, Marcus Cass, and many others, the Center for Justice Research supports a national ban of no-knock search warrant procedures.
The CJR Solution: We stand firmly in support of state and federal level measures that ban no-knock warrants. As state, local, and federal lawmakers, mayors, law enforcement, and other important stakeholders consider advancing police reform in their jurisdictions, CJR recommends the following: