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BCA Releases 2023 No-Knock Search Warrant Annual Report

cover.jpgMinnesota law enforcement agencies reported requesting 89 no-knock search warrants in 2023, and ultimately serving 71 of them. 

The BCA has released statewide information from local law enforcement agencies about their use of No-Knock Search Warrants in 2023. 

Read the full report.

BCA Releases UAV Annual Report

​​Minnesota law enforcement agencies reported 4,326 unmanned aerial vehicle (or drone) uses in 2023 in circumstances where a warrant was not required. That is up 41% from 2022. 

Learn more about law enforcement drone use in the BCA's annual UAV report​.

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In early 2023, overseas criminals tricked a Minnesota teen into sharing explicit photos of himself with them. They then tried to blackmail him, resorting to death threats in a crime called Financial Sextortion. Hear the harrowing story from his parent, including where they turned to for help. Her identity is concealed to protect the family.