Since the passing of countless individuals at the hands of police, Indianapolis Metro Police Department has been listening to the community and working on changing some of their practices.
Wednesday, IMPD Chief Randal Taylor announced that the department will no longer be using no-knock warrants. According to IMPD, a no-knock warrant was previously an order issued that would authorize officers to enter someone’s premises without first knocking and announcing their presence.
This practice was officially suspended on July 17 and took effect immediately.
“Our continued dialogue with residents has allowed us to better understand what they expect of us as a police department, and make changes that benefit all in our community,” said Chief Taylor. “Ending the authorization of no-knock warrants is a significant step for IMPD, one that has been championed by the men and women of this agency, as well as the neighbors they serve.”
7. After Nationwide Outcry, The Charges Were Upgraded & The 3 Others Arrested
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8. Minnesota Terminates Contract With Police Dept.
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9. The Demand To End 'No Knock Warrants' In Louisville, KY After The Murder Of Breonna Taylor
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10. Councilwoman Ella Jones made history when she was elected as the first Black mayor of Ferguson, Missouri.
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11. Sweeping Changes Across The State of Iowa
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12. Colorado police accountability bill passes first hurdle
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13. Louisville Police Are Now Required To Wear Body Cameras After Breonna Taylor Shooting
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14. A 176-Year-Old Slave Auction Block Has Been Removed From Fredericksburg, Virgina
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15. Alabama City Removes Confederate Statue
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Continue reading Here Are The Changes Already Made Due To The George Floyd Protests
Here Are The Changes Already Made Due To The George Floyd Protests
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What type of impact has the protests actually had in America?
2020 will officially go down as one of the longest chapters in history books. The coronavirus pandemic had us in the first half, but the Black Lives Matter movement has definitely started a present-day revolution.
Due to the excessive display of black lives lost on social media, people all over the world have come together to protest for the rights of African-Americans. The recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor have caught national attention and have already started to spark changes around the country.
Nationally, we’ve seen the Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison increase the charges against Derek Chauvin to 2nd-degree murder. The other three officers that were on site on the death of George Floyd have been charged with 2nd-degree murder. Atlanta’s Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms made headlines with the immediate firing & charges brought against six police officers in Atlanta as well. But what else has changed in law enforcement or for the black community?
Though your timelines may be filled with negative moments, here are some actual results legally and culturally that the protests have already brought about nationwide.