MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Civil rights and personal injury attorneys Ben Crump, Antonio Romanucci, and Jeff Storms have released the following statement on behalf of the family of Amir Locke concerning the passage of SF2909:
“The family of Amir Locke, and the legal team representing them, applaud the Minnesota state legislature for passing Judicial and Public Safety Bill SF2909. The bill now heads to Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, and the family urges him to sign it into law. Among other valuable public safety initiatives, the bill significantly restricts the use of no-knock warrants, leaving them only as a last resort for law enforcement. Amir Locke died during the service of a no-knock warrant in Minneapolis last year. He was not named in the warrant nor was he a suspect in any crime. Amir’s father, Andre Locke Sr., testified multiple times before state lawmakers on this bill, and Amir’s mother, Karen Wells, has also been an outspoken advocate in Minnesota and other states for the elimination of no-knock warrants. The legal team continues to be inspired by the family’s fierce advocacy for change so that no other family ever experiences their loss because of a no-knock warrant.”
About Ben Crump Law
Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump and his national network of specialized attorneys have spearheaded a legal movement to better protect the rights of marginalized citizens. He has led landscape-changing civil rights cases and represented clients in a wide range of areas including civil rights, personal injury, labor and employment, class actions, and more. Ben Crump Law is dedicated to holding the powerful accountable. For more, visit BenCrump.com or call (800) 935-8111.
About Romanucci & Blandin, LLC
Romanucci & Blandin is a Chicago-based national trial practice committed to fighting for victims of negligence, abuse and wrongful death arising from police misconduct, corporate negligence, civil rights actions, medical malpractice, mass torts and class actions. For the last 25 years, the firm has been widely recognized for representing plaintiffs in numerous practice areas including: mass shootings, workers’ compensation, pharmaceuticals, civil rights, police misconduct, excessive force, aviation, product liability and premises liability. For more information, please visit www.rblaw.net or call (312) 458-1000.
About Newmark Storms Dworak LLC
Newmark Storms Dworak LLC is one of Minnesota’s premier boutique law firms. The Minneapolis firm regularly handles high-profile civil rights, medical malpractice, and sexual abuse claims. For more information, visit www.newmarkstorms.com.