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Parents: Amir Locke 'executed'; mayor halts no-knock entries


February 4, 2022

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis mayor imposed a moratorium on no-knock warrants Friday, two days after a SWAT team entered a downtown apartment and killed Amir Locke, a Black man who his parents said was "executed" after he was startled from a deep sleep and reached for a legal firearm to protect himself.

Mayor Jacob Frey said the moratorium immediately stops warrants in which police do not announce themselves, and said he and police leadership will work with national experts to review and revise department policy on no-knock warrants.

"No matter what information comes to light, it won...

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