RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia is now the third state in the country to ban no-knock warrants; however, it is the first state to do so in the name of Breonna Taylor, following her death last March.
Gov. Ralph Northam signed the bill into law late last year.
At the time, the President of the Virginia Association for Chiefs of Police said no-knock warrants were already very rare but still has concerns about banning the tactic completely.
“Breonna’s Law” took effect Monday, March 1.