Killeen: 'No-knock' rally honors man killed in no-knock raid
A "No-knock" warrant rally was held Saturday at Killeen City Hall honoring James Scott Reed. The Reed family and several dozen more were in attendance.
Reed was killed when a “no-knock warrant” executed by Killeen Police in February of 2019.
Police have said that they were met with gunfire when they conducted the raid.
The Reed family and their attorney, Daryl Washington, claim this isn't true.
Afterward, former Killeen Officer Anthony Custance was charged with tampering with evidence.
James’ mother was emotional and crying saying her son was killed in his own home. Jumeka, James Reed's sister, said a petition is online calling for an end to no-knock warrants in Killeen.
The petition has gained more than 8,000 signatures.
"Take the lead by setting the standards in a direction for Bell County and for other cities and states," she said.
"The no-knock warrants have been a key issue in Killeen, Texas and throughout this country."
A key issue that let's move member Jonathan Hildner says is inspiring the family and community to aim for something more than protests and rallies.
"We urge every single politician, specifically city council members, when this vote comes back, for you guys to vote," he said.
"If you do not vote to end no-knock warrants, then we will vote you out in November."