Family of Minneapolis man killed in no-knock raid sues cityFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The parents of Amir Locke, who was shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer when a SWAT team executed a no-knock search warrant one year ago, sued the city and the officer Friday, alleging he was “gunned down in cold blood” in violation of his constitutional rights.
States struggle with pushback after wave of policing reformsNovember 1, 2022 GMT
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The national reckoning on race and policing that followed the death of George Floyd -- with a Minneapolis police officer’s knee on his neck -- spurred a torrent of state laws aimed at fixing the police.
Amir Locke’s cousin sentenced in case that led to fatal raidJuly 25, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The teenage cousin of Amir Locke was sentenced to more than 16 years on Monday for his role in a January murder that prompted police to execute a no-knock warrant on the Minneapolis apartment where Locke was killed by a SWAT team officer.
Video of fatal Minneapolis police shooting shows few detailsJuly 20, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police released body-camera video Wednesday from a six-hour standoff that ended with officers fatally shooting a Black Minneapolis man, but the images did not show whether he was holding a gun or threatening officers.
Deadly Minneapolis standoff stokes mistrust of policeJuly 19, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The shooting of a young Black man whose family says he was experiencing a mental health crisis has stoked some activists' mistrust of the Minneapolis Police Department and their perception that officers are quick to take Black lives while going to greater lengths to capture white suspects alive.
Snipers shot man who died in Minneapolis police standoffJuly 15, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two Minneapolis police snipers fatally shot a man from the roof of an apartment building across the street from where he had been holed up in an overnight standoff, according to documents filed Friday.
Amir Locke cousin pleads guilty in killing that led to raidMay 13, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A teenage cousin of Amir Locke pleaded guilty Friday to a murder count in a case that that led police to the Minneapolis apartment where a SWAT team officer fatally shot Locke while conducting a no-knock search warrant.
Post-Floyd probe finds discrimination by Minneapolis policeApril 28, 2022 GMT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minneapolis Police Department has engaged in a pattern of race discrimination for at least a decade, including stopping and arresting Black people at a higher rate than white people, using force more often on people of color and maintaining a culture where racist language is tolerated, a state investigation launched after George Floyd’s killing found.
No charges filed in no-knock warrant killing of Amir LockeApril 6, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota prosecutors declined to file charges Wednesday against a Minneapolis police SWAT team officer who fatally shot Amir Locke while executing an early morning no-knock search warrant in a downtown apartment in February.
Minneapolis revises policy on warrants after Locke killingMarch 14, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Monday announced a new policy for search warrants following the police shooting of a Black man in a downtown apartment, with officers required to knock and wait a certain length of time before entering a residence.
2nd teen charged in probe that led to Amir Locke’s deathFebruary 23, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A second teen has been arrested in the homicide investigation that led police to the Minneapolis apartment where a SWAT team officer fatally shot Amir Locke, a Black 22-year-old man, while executing a search warrant.
Police: 1 killed, 5 hurt in shooting during Portland protestFebruary 21, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A shooting that left one person dead and five others injured in Portland, Oregon, happened during a confrontation between an armed homeowner and armed protesters at a park where a march was planned to protest police violence, authorities said Sunday.
Sharpton: Without no-knock warrant, Locke would be aliveFebruary 18, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton told the hundreds gathered Thursday for Amir Locke's funeral that the 22-year-old Black man would still be alive if Minneapolis had banned no-knock warrants.
Barely in job, new chief feels heat from Amir Locke shootingFebruary 13, 2022 GMT
Minneapolis Police Chief Amelia Huffman was taking questions about the fatal shooting of 22-year-old Amir Locke when a reporter challenged the police account that Locke's gun was pointed toward officers serving a search warrant.
Cop safety cited in no-knock warrant ahead of Locke’s deathFebruary 11, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities searching the Minneapolis apartment where Amir Locke was killed by a SWAT team member said a no-knock search warrant was necessary to protect the public and officers as they looked for guns, drugs and clothing worn by people suspected in a violent murder, according to documents made public Thursday.
White House considers expanding limits on ‘no-knock’ warrantFebruary 7, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is considering expanding a policy that limits the use of “no-knock” warrants by certain federal agents.
A “no-knock warrant,” as its name implies, is an order from a judge that allows law enforcement officials with a search warrant to enter a home without announcing their presence first.
Amir Locke protesters seek acting police chief’s resignationFebruary 7, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A caravan of vehicles drove through Minneapolis demanding justice in the death of Amir Locke, the 22-year old Black man who was fatally shot by Minneapolis police as officers served a no-knock search warrant.
Amir Locke, killed by Minneapolis cop, wanted music careerFebruary 5, 2022 GMT
Before he was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer, Amir Locke had been making plans.
Parents: Amir Locke ‘executed’; mayor halts no-knock entriesFebruary 5, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis mayor imposed a moratorium on no-knock warrants Friday, two days after a SWAT team entered a downtown apartment and killed Amir Locke, a 22-year-old Black man who his parents said was “executed” after he was startled from a deep sleep and reached for a legal firearm to protect himself.
Amir Locke shooting rekindles mistrust of Minneapolis policeFebruary 5, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The killing of a Black man by Minneapolis police serving a search warrant left his family and activists angry and questioning the credibility of a department that was widely criticized for its initial portrayal of George Floyd’s death.
EXPLAINER: Amir Locke case shines light on no-knock warrantsFebruary 5, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The death of a young Black man at the hands of a Minneapolis police SWAT team is shining new light on how police carry out no-knock warrants.
Police video shows man shot by officer was on couch, had gunFebruary 4, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Black man who was fatally shot by Minneapolis police as they were executing a search warrant in a homicide investigation was wrapped in a blanket on a couch when SWAT officers entered the apartment, and displayed a handgun as they shouted at him to show his hands and get on the ground, according to police body camera video released Thursday.