The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has issued its first annual report on no-knock search warrants — an accounting now required by state law:

In the four months since the law took effect in September, of 132 no-knock warrants requested, three were denied by the courts, 105 no-knock warrants were actually carried out by law enforcement, and in 87 of those cases, evidence being sought was actually located.  The law also requires law enforcement to report any injuries or deaths during no-knock operations, but there are none in this current report.  The new law was prompted by last February’s fatal shooting of 22-year-old Amir Locke by  a Minneapolis officer during a no-knock SWAT operation at a downtown Minneapolis apartment across the street from Orchestra Hall.