FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The following statement can be attributed to ACLU-KY Policy Strategist Keturah Herron:
“Senate Bill 4, which bans no knock warrants with some exceptions, passed the House Judiciary this afternoon and heads to the House floor. This is a significant and necessary step forward, but in no way provides the degree of justice and policy change the community deserves. This is a win, but the fight is not over.
Advocates and policymakers have worked for the last year to meaningfully change Kentucky’s laws after the murder of Breonna Taylor. Now is not the time to stop. We must radically reimagine the role of police in public safety and implement robust police accountability measures to combat racism and implicit bias in policing.
The next step is to officially attach Breonna Taylor’s name to this legislation. Naming this law after her is not justice, but we must honor her name, legacy, and never forget her story. It was Breonna’s dream to save lives, and this law will save lives.”