Leaders give Mayor Gorton proposed ordinance banning no-knock warrants

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Some community leaders are demanding to know where Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton and city council members stand on a ban to permanently ban no-knock warrants in the city.

Meanwhile, Gorton says the issue will be brought up and her current moratorium remains in place.

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The group Black Faith Leaders of Lexington and Vicinity said they sent a letter Wednesday to Mayor Linda Gorton and city council members asking them to say whether they support the ban.

The group said it is asking for a response by May 15th.

Along with the letter, the group also sent a copy of the proposed ordinance permanently banning no-knock warrants with no exceptions in the city.

Mayor Gorton sent out a response saying quote: “Council member James Brown will be bringing this issue before the council committee in the next few weeks. I think it is important to give council an opportunity to consider this. My moratorium on no-knock warrants still stands.”