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‘Arrest made’ in murder investigation leads to ban that leaves black man dead

AN ARREST is believed to have been carried out in the murder investigation that led to the restraining order for the killing of Amir Locke.

The 22 year old black man was “sleeping at his cousin’s place” when he “Enforcement” is equal to Minneapolis officials on the morning of February 2, according to his mother.

This screenshot taken from the Minneapolis Police Department's full body camera footage shows Amir Locke lying on a sofa under a blanket and holding a gun before being shot by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota during a raid on a property. House where the police are executing a search warrant

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This screenshot taken from the Minneapolis Police Department’s full body camera footage shows Amir Locke lying on a sofa under a blanket and holding a gun before being shot by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota during a raid on a property. House where the police are executing a search warrantCredit: AFP
Amir is 22 years old

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Amir is 22 years oldCredit: Ben Crump

Law enforcement sources have now said Fox9 that an arrest was made in connection with the investigation that led to the restraining order.

Locke’s parents Andre Locke and Karen Wells say their son turned to his legal gun to protect himself after being awakened from a deep sleep at 6:48 a.m.

On Thursday, police released footage of Locke’s final moments, in which an officer used a key to unlock the door of the apartment and entered without knocking while shouting, “Scene investigation, search warrant!”

Locke appeared startled, wrapped in a blanket when he awoke and was seen holding a pistol before hearing three shots at the end of the video.

Locke was not named on any pre-entry search warrants, according to police.

Locke’s parents speak at a press conference organized by a civil rights attorney Ben Crump on Friday, where they talked about their son as a respectful and law-abiding young man who loves music and wants to help people.

“His dreams have been destroyed now, but as his mother I will make sure that as long as I am on this side of this world, I will fight every day to make sure that Amir Rahkare Locke gets justice for being executed by the Minneapolis Police,” Wells said in the emotional statement.

The murder has sparked outrage across the country, with people calling for change and accountability from the police force.

On Friday, Mayor of Minneapolis Jacob Frey impose a moratorium on the “no knock on door” order.

Frey said while the temporary ban is in effect, he will work with police leadership to review and revise department policy with the help of experts. Breonna’s Law banned the ban in Louisville, Kentucky after Breonna Taylor was killed at her home during a botched police raid.

“No matter what information comes to light, it will not change the fact that Amir Locke’s life has been cut short,” Frey said in a statement.

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After George Floyd was killed, Minneapolis notified police new of the prohibited entries that summer, designed to limit “the possibility of a bad outcome.”

Officials said officers will now be required to notify them of their presence and purpose before entering the facility, with the exception of certain circumstances such as a hostage situation.

Other cities in the US moved to ban or curb unauthorized raids after Taylor’s death.

The search warrant that led to the police shooting of Locke was not originally supposed to be a “restriction,” law enforcement sources said. KARE 11 report.

Police of St. Paul did not initially ask the judge to issue the restraining order, but when Minneapolis police were asked to execute the order, the MPD insisted that the order be changed to allow enforcement without knocking on the front door, the report states. clear.

At a news conference Thursday night, Minneapolis Interim Sheriff Amelia Huffman told reporters that “there was an illegal search warrant and the property … so the SWAT team could assess it.” situation and make the best decision possible.”

Jeff Storms, one of the Locke family’s attorneys, said CNN: “To the best of my knowledge, he is not named on any search warrants.”

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