In wake of shooting, GOP candidates signal interest in scrutinizing no-knock warrants

February 6, 2022 ☼ gopmnpolice-killing

Source: MPR News (Link)

A top Republican member of the Minnesota Senate signals there may be bipartisan support to reevaluate no-knock warrants. 

In a statement posted on social media, GOP State Senator Paul Gazelka, who is seeking his party’s nod to run against Gov. Tim Walz, said that the practice needs “immediate review.” 

Gazelka’s statement comes after 22-year-old Amir Locke was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer Wednesday as they carried out a search warrant in a downtown apartment. Locke was holding a handgun, which his family said he legally possessed.