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.
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.”