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Fraternal Order Of Police Sue Over Lexington's No-Knock Ban

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The Fraternal Order of Police has filed a lawsuit against Mayor Linda Gorton and the city of Lexington over the no-knock warrant ban that was passed by the Urban County Council one week ago. Last Thursday, the council voted ten to five to approve the ban. Lexington Police Chief Lawrence Weathers has repeatedly said he believes no-knock warrants are a vital tool in rare cases for his officers and help keep the community safe.

No-knock warrants have only been issued in Lexington four times since 2016.

Those who oppose no-knocks say they aren’t necessary because warrants aren’t needed in exigent circumstances life offers knowing someone is in imminent danger. They also point to the Breonna Taylor case. A no-knock warrant was used to raid her apartment late at night, which led to her fatal shooting by Louisville Metro Police.