Taylor’s family praises Virginia ban on no-knock warrants

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Two of Breonna Taylor’s aunts watched Monday as Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ceremonially signed a statewide ban on the use of no-knock search warrants.

The law is named after Taylor, a Kentucky woman who was fatally shot when Louisville police broke down her door in the middle of the night.

“Breonna’s Law” is the first such law enacted by a state since Taylor was killed in March. Two other states – Oregon and Florida – already had similar bans. Several municipalities, including Louisville, have banned the practice since Taylor was killed.

The law goes into effect in March. It prohibits police from going into a home without first announcing themselves.

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