Mayor Tishaura O. Jones Signs Executive Order Prohibiting Use of No-Knock Warrants by Police in City of St. Louis

The order prevents law enforcement from entering an individual’s property without notification

June 14, 2022 | 2 min reading time

ST. LOUIS - Today, Mayor Tishaura O. Jones signed an executive order banning the use of no-knock warrants by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD). These warrants, which have earned nationwide scrutiny, allow law enforcement to enter an individual’s property without notification.

“Public safety and policing must be responsive to the needs and concerns of the community,” said Mayor Tishaura O. Jones “This is an important step for our city and in line with action taken by municipalities across the country.”

Prior legislation passed in the city in 2020 limited the use of no-knock warrants in drug cases. The executive order builds on top of previous efforts to prohibit the use of no-knock warrants. While SLMPD has not deployed no-knock warrants in the past year, this executive order strengthens the City’s long-term commitment to reimagining policing and building trust between community members and their police force. 

Read copy of the executive order

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