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‘Will Not be Swept Under the Rug’: One Year Later, Amir Locke’s Parents Sues Minneapolis, Cops After No-Knock Raids Ends In His Death

Atlanta Black Star
February 5, 2023

One year after a member of the Minneapolis Police Department fatally shot Amir Locke, the young man’s parents have filed a federal civil lawsuit against the officer who pulled the trigger, the city and other members of the SWAT team present at the time of his slaying.

The claim says the 22-year-old did nothing wrong and was startled by officers who barged into the apartment he was a guest in as they executed a no-knock search warrant.

Locke was not named on the search warrant document and was killed within seconds of law enforcement team’s entry. The officer, who killed Locke, Mark Hanneman, asserts he felt threatened by the victim and acted in self-defense...

The attorneys, including co-counsel Antonio Romanucci and Jeff Storms, add Hanneman violated policies, procedures, and training implemented by the city to prevent tragic police-involved shootings like this.

Read more about the lawsuit on the Atlanta Black Star.

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