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File #: O-213-20    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/22/2020 In control: Metro Council
On agenda: 6/11/2020 Final action: 6/11/2020
Title: AN ORDINANCE BANNING NO-KNOCK SEARCH WARRANTS, REGULATING THE EXECUTION OF SEARCH WARRANTS AND THE USE OF BODY CAMERA EQUIPMENT DURING IMPLEMENTATION OF ALL SEARCH WARRANTS, TO BE KNOWN AS BREONNA'S LAW. (AMENDMENT BY SUBSTITUTION)
Sponsors: Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4), Jessica Green (D-1), Barbara Shanklin (D-2), Donna L. Purvis (D-5), Paula McCraney (D-7), Pat Mulvihill (D-10), Mark H. Fox (D-13), Keisha Dorsey (D-3), Brandon Coan (D-8), Kevin Triplett (D-15), Madonna Flood (D-24), Nicole George (D-21), Bill Hollander (D-9), Markus Winkler (D-17), David Yates (D-25), Cindi Fowler (D-14), Anthony Piagentini (R-19), David James (D-6), Stuart Benson (R-20), Scott Reed (R-16), James Peden (R-23), Kevin Kramer (R-11), Robin Engel (R-22), Marilyn Parker (R-18), Brent Ackerson (D-26), Rick Blackwell (D-12)
Attachments: 1. O-213-20 V.3 FABS 061120 Ban No-Knock Search Warrants.pdf, 2. O-213-20 PROPOSED FABS - Ban No-Knock Search Warrants.pdf, 3. O-213-20 V.2 060320 No-Knock Search Warrants.pdf, 4. O-213-20 PROPOSED CAM 060320 No-Knock Search Warrants.pdf, 5. O-213-20 V.1 052820 No-Knock Search Warrants.pdf, 6. ORD 069 2020.pdf
ORDINIANCE NO. ______ , SERIES 2020
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AN ORDINANCE BANNING NO-KNOCK SEARCH WARRANTS, REGULATING THE EXECUTION OF SEARCH WARRANTS AND THE USE OF BODY CAMERA EQUIPMENT DURING IMPLEMENTATION OF ALL SEARCH WARRANTS, TO BE KNOWN AS BREONNA'S LAW. (AMENDMENT BY SUBSTITUTION)
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SPONSORED BY: COUNCIL MEMBERS SEXTON SMITH, GREEN, SHANKLIN, PURVIS, MCCRANEY, DORSEY, COAN, HOLLANDER, MULVIHILL, KRAMER, BLACKWELL, FOX, FOWLER, TRIPLETT, REED, WINKLER, PARKER, PIAGENTINI, BENSON, GEORGE, ENGEL, PEDEN, FLOOD, YATES, ACKERSON,
AND PRESIDENT JAMES

WHEREAS, a ban of no-knock search warrants will enhance safety for both the citizens of Louisville Metro Government and for the law enforcement officers who protect them; and
WHEREAS, specific restrictions and limitations on the use of all search warrants are clearly required to achieve public safety; and
WHEREAS, the use of body camera equipment facilitates transparency in the execution of any search warrant by Louisville Metro Police Department.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT ("THE COUNCIL") AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION I: A new section of Chapter 39 of the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances is created as follows:
Section 39.XX. Definitions. For the purpose of Chapter 39 of the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
No-knock search warrant: Any search warrant issued by a judge and executed upon a premises that does not require those executing the warrant to knock and announce themselves and their purpose at the premises.
SECTION II: A new section of Chapter 39 of the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances is created as follows:
Section 39.XX. Use of no-knock search warrants banned.
No Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) police officer, Louisville Metro Department of Corrections (LMDC) officer, or...

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