SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Louisville, Kentucky’s metro city council unanimously votes to ban no-knock warrants after police shot and killed an innocent woman.
Last week the council voted to ban the warrant which allows officers to enter a place unannounced.
The ordinance is named “Breonna’s Law” after 26-year-old Breonna Taylor who was shot eight times while she was asleep by Louisville officers after they burst into her home using a no-knock warrant during a narcotics investigation in March.
A memorial held to remember and celebrate the life of Taylor in Springdale on Wednesday.
The Northwest Arkansas Civil Engagement Society hosted the memorial with a series of speakers and to support all black lives.
“We are here to celebrate her life and remember her, and also to focus on the fact that the struggle that black people have,” said community organizer and activist Alice Gachuvo. “The Black Lives Matter movement is very important to the city of Springdale, really, in order for the city to really grow.”