Justice Dept. Curtails Agents' Use Of 'No-Knock' Warrants

Sep 14, 2021

The Justice Department is curtailing federal agents’ use of “no-knock” warrants – which allow law enforcement agents to enter a home without announcing their presence – and would also prohibit its agents from using chokeholds in most circumstances.

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The new policy was announced on Tuesday and follows a directive from Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco.

The limitation on no-knock warrants comes after the March 2020 death of Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed by police in her home during a botched raid and whose death led to months of mass protests over racial injustice in policing and the treatment of Black people in the United States.