The police killing of Amir Locke

Minneapolis police officers serving a search warrant in a downtown apartment building fatally shot Amir Locke on Feb. 2. In police body camera footage Locke, 22, can been seen stirring from under a blanket on a couch and then holding a gun as he starts to move, just before he is shot about nine seconds after the police enter.

The city identified police officer Mark Hanneman as the officer who fired on Locke. City records say Hanneman started working at the Police Department in August 2015. The search warrant was tied to a St. Paul homicide investigation. Locke was not named in the search warrant.

Activists have been critical of initial statements by Minneapolis officials. Attorneys Jeff Storms and Ben Crump, who represented George Floyd’s family following his killing, are representing Locke’s family.

Sharpton: Amir Locke 'not guilty of anything but being young and Black in America'
Civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton and other speakers at Amir Locke’s service Thursday demanded an end to no-knock warrants as they eulogized the 22-year-old Black man fatally shot by Minneapolis police while they served a search warrant.
Amir Locke’s funeral set for Thursday
The 22-year-old Black man’s funeral will be Thursday at the Shiloh Temple International Ministries in Minneapolis, with remarks from Rev. Al Sharpton. Locke was killed by police during a search warrant where he was not named.
A partial ban on no-knock warrants is not enough to prevent police from killing innocent people, Amir Locke’s parents said Thursday. But leaders in the Minnesota Legislature say there need to be some cases where such warrants are allowed.
Police reform will get another look by Minneapolis City Council
Council member Elliott Payne wants to create a new department of public safety. But this time, he wants to keep MPD in place and not put the measure to a public vote.
POST board chair: No-knock warrants ‘just need to be banned’
No-knock search warrants are under renewed scrutiny following the fatal police shooting of 22-year-old Amir Locke. The chair of the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training says this type of search should be prohibited statewide.