State lawmakers are clashing over legislation to restrict the use of so-called ‘No-Knock’ warrants.
Police use no-knock warrants to surprise suspects. But critics complain some police departments are abusing them, putting innocent people at risk.
State Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) says her bill would require police to consider other options before requesting a no-knock warrant.
“They should have those tools,” says Geiss, “But at the same time, they should be used surgically...very very carefully.”