Commonwealth Policy Center

Breonna Taylor, a Louisville EMT was killed by police in March after a swat team broke down her door in a drug search. Court records reveal that Louisville police obtained a “no-knock” warrant and used a battering ram to enter Taylor’s apartment at around 1 a.m. This was part of a drug investigation but Taylor wasn’t even the main subject. She was shot eight times by police and now a national outcry is ensuing. Sen. Rand Paul is harshly criticizing the ability of police to obtain these “no-knock” orders. He told the Louisville Courier-Journal “No one should lose their lives in pursuit of a crime without a victim, and ‘no-knock’ warrants should be forbidden.” Paul is right. Let’s hope that justice for both Breonna and the Constitution will prevail in this case.