Minnesota House Democrats are calling on the Senate’s Republican majority to support a nearly total ban on no-knock police warrants, prompted by the Minneapolis Police fatal shooting of Amir Locke.  House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler says it’s up to leaders to heed the call:

“We cannot do that without the attitude of cooperation and good faith from both political parties.  That’s what we need in this moment.   We need everyone to bring their best.”

In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, Senate Republican Majority Leader Jeremy Miller says  “as more information about no-knock warrants comes to light, feedback from the community and from law enforcement will be an integral part of this conversation….  It is imperative to have proper policies in place to protect the public and law enforcement.”  Authorities in Miller’s hometown of Winona arrested the person named in the warrant that led to Amir Locke’s death, which he says “is a very real reminder the men and women of law enforcement have a dangerous and incredibly important job.”