MINNEAPOLIS – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) issued the following statement:

“Amir Locke was a young man, a dreamer ready to pursue his career in music. His life mattered, and my thoughts are with his loved ones during this incredibly difficult time. Right now, there is an ongoing investigation, and once that investigation is complete, Attorney General Keith Ellison will assist the Hennepin County Attorney's Office in reviewing the facts of this tragic case. What we do know is that we need to reform the practice and proliferation of no-knock warrants, which has led to many unnecessary deaths, as has started to be done by the Department of Justice and the State of Minnesota.

“As we go forward, we must ensure that our communities are safe, which includes making long overdue changes to our justice system as well addressing crime in our neighborhoods."

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