In an interview on Fox News on Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said that “the best way” to respond to the circumstances around Breonna Taylor’s death was to “reform the law” around no-knock raids.
“I’ve been a longtime advocate of getting rid of no-knock raids. I know in your lead-up to this, they say it wasn’t necessarily a no-knock raid.” Paul said. “However, it’s a high-risk raid going in after midnight, looking for possession of drugs. And I think it’s not worth losing the life of a police officer or someone inside the house. So, I’m just not in favor of doing this in search of drug possession. I don’t think it’s [worth] the loss of life.”
“I think this was a bad situation, when we put police into a bad situation and also the people on the other side of the door, Breonna Taylor and her boyfriend, in a bad situation.” Paul added. “The best way to do this is to reform the law.”
On June 11th, Paul introduced the Justice for Breonna Taylor Act, which would “prohibit no-knock warrants, which allow law enforcement officials to forcibly enter a home without announcing their authority or purpose.”
When introducing the bill, Sen. Paul said, “After talking with Breonna Taylor’s family, I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s long past time to get rid of no-knock warrants. This bill will effectively end no-knock raids in the United States.”