Judges sign off on warrants according to the information provided by police. The no-knock warrant used in the Breonna Taylor case was based on multiple pieces of faulty information that resulted in her death at the hands of the police serving the warrant.
Review the time line of the Breonna Taylor case, consider what is required in securing a search warrant, and address the following questions:
- How would you address the police tactics used to get that warrant signed?
- What changes would you make to the process so that citizens can be assured that warrants are based on accurate and factual information?
- How should the officers who initiated the no-knock warrant in the Breonna Taylor case be held liable?