According to the Associated Press, Minnesota prosecutors will not charge police officers who fatally shot Amir Lock while serving a no-knock warrant in February.
Locke, 22, who is also Black himself, was sleeping on his cousin’s bed when the Minnesota SWAT team entered the apartment without knocking on a murder investigation.
According to prosecutors, body camera footage showed the gunman pointing a gun at lock officer Mark Hahnemann, “justifying his use of lethal force,” the Associated Press also reported.
Locke’s family disagrees. They said he woke up from his sleep and grabbed the gun he owned and had a license to carry.
Locke’s mother Karen Wells said she would not give up the fight for her son.
“It simply came to our notice then. You may not be guilty, but in my view, I am the mother, you are guilty, “Wells said. “And I’m not going to give up. Continue your restless nights, because I know you do. “
Attorney General Keith Ellison and Henepin County Attorney Michael Freeman said “there was not enough evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Hahnemann violated state rules when the police could use deadly force.”
“It would be unethical for us to file a lawsuit in a case where we know we can’t win because the law does not support the lawsuit,” Eliasson said.
Following the tragedy, Benjamin Krump commented on Locke’s death, saying “Locke, who has many family members as law enforcement and has no criminal history in the past, had a firearm legally at the time of his death.” He continued, “Like in this case Breona TaylorThe tragic assassination of Amir Locke shows a pattern of no-knock warrants with dire consequences for black Americans. “
You know, Taylor was shot dead by police in March 2020 during a stupid raid in Louisville, KY.