FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The following statement can be attributed to ACLU-KY Policy Strategist Keturah Herron:
“Senate Bill 4, a version of Breonna’s Law that will ban no-notice warrants except in exigent circumstances and requires the presence of an EMT when serving such warrants, passed out of the General Assembly and now heads to the Governor. This law is an excellent first step in reimagining the role of police in community safety, though it in no way provides justice for Breonna Taylor or the degree of policy change the community needs. This is a win, but the fight is not over.
Advocates and policy makers have worked for the last year to create meaningful change to Kentucky’s laws after the murder of Breonna Taylor. Now is not the time to stop. We still need to radically change policing, including accountability, and implement policies that will combat racism and implicit bias in policing.
As Taylor’s mother said, Breonna was an EMT and her dream was to save lives. This law will save lives.”