Arizona Task Force on Issuing Warrants
Arizona has formed a task force to study no knock warrants. After the death of Breonna Taylor in March of 2020, the Kentucky senate passed a bill to restrict no knock warrants. On Wednesday, February 10th, 2021, Chief Justice Robert Brutinel of the Arizona Supreme Court issued an administrative order creating a task force to look into search warrants. Attorney Armando Nava will be a member of this task force along with other attorneys, judges, professors and law enforcement.
The purpose of this task force is to maintain the public's trust and confidence and improve fairness and justice in the state's judicial system according to Brutinel.
"The Court brought its Commission on Minorities and Arizona Judicial Council together to explore specific, high-impact steps Arizona could take to improve access to justice and racial justice in Arizona's courts," - Chief Justice Robert Brutinel
Attorney Armando Nava continues his work in helping move the criminal justice system forward in Arizona. He spoke at one of the hearings for this proposal:
"We want to make sure that innocent people in Arizona are not subjected to that kind of government violence. We need to take a serious look at how people are both executing these warrants and how the courts are permitting the police to do so." - Armando Nava, president-elect for the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice