MADISON – Today, Governor Tony Evers (D) vetoed legislation authored by Rep. Ron Tusler aimed at ensuring the safety of law enforcement officers.
The legislation would have prevented cities from banning no-knock warrants, which enable law enforcement officers to execute a search warrant without knocking and announcing their presence if a court believes that knocking and announcing law enforcement presence would be dangerous, futile, or inhibit the investigation of a crime.
“Governor Evers is fond of saying ‘people matter,’” noted Rep. Tusler. “He even uses the phrase on the masthead of his twitter account – but actions speak louder than words. If law enforcement officers matter to Governor Evers, why would he be in favor of putting their lives at risk?”
Both Wisconsin State Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court have upheld the constitutionality of no-knock warrants.