LOUISVILLE, Ky. — "Breonna's Law" is officially in the books. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer (D) signed the ban on no-knock warrants into law Friday.


What You Need To Know

  • Breonna's Law is official

  • No-knock warrants are banned

  • Law bans warrants that don't require police to announce themselves

  • Officers must wait atleast 15 seconds for a response


This comes one day after Louisville Metro Council unanimously passed the ordinance named for Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT shot and killed by Louisville Metro Police (LMPD) officers in her home.

The law bans search warrants that do not require police to announce their presence. It also requires officers to wait at least 15 seconds for a response.

Fischer said, "part of the rallying cry for this movement has been 'say her name.' it's with a profound sense of hope that I now sign Breonna Taylor's name into the law and into the history of this city and this country forever."

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R-KY) is leading the investigation into Taylor's death.