The National Network for Safe Communities mourns the tragic loss of Amir Locke. Despite Minneapolis’ work to increase the legitimacy of their policing – essential both in and of itself, and for the public safety that is the focus of the work we do – Mr. Locke’s death shows that those efforts have not been enough. In 2021 Minnesota, and other jurisdictions around the country, passed restrictions on the use of no-knock warrants in the wake of the killing of Breonna Taylor. That law did not protect Mr. Locke. We are committed to working with Minneapolis and jurisdictions around the country to understand and acknowledge past and present harms and to commit to ongoing change where Black people in America can live their lives in safety and security.