Former Louisville Detective Brett Hankison has been charged with wanton endangerment and faces up five years in custody.
In Florida, Action News Jax Law and Safety Expert Dale Carson said that’s the equivalent to manslaughter.
He said Jacksonville law enforcement always been concerned about no-knock warrants, but this case sets a new precedent.
“Law enforcement has to use other techniques and strategies,” Carson said.
He added that there is concern for officers walking into a situation where the resident could mistake them for a criminal.
In these cases of no-knock warrants, Carson said officers have the right to defend themselves.
He added that this will be a difficult case because a no-knock warrant was authorized by the court.
It will be up to the jury to determine whether the officer behaved reasonably.
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