citizens of Minnesota everywhere have a right to be safe in their home. And I think that a statewide ban really communicates to all of our citizens that we recognize that right and we will preserve that right.
There [are] states and cities that have outlawed the use of no-knock warrants, and they seem to be able to enforce the law just fine. So I’m confident that the professional peace officers in Minnesota will adapt to the change.
No-knock search warrants are under renewed scrutiny following the fatal police shooting of 22-year-old Amir Locke. The chair of the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training says this type of search should be prohibited statewide.