Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

Chicago Officials Attempted to Block Release of Anjanette Young Video; Mayor Lightfoot Denies Prior Knowledge of Erroneous Home Raid

As harrowing video of Chicago Police conducting an erroneous home raid circulated around the country yesterday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot evaded questions about why her administration had attempted to prevent the bodycam footage from being released.

At the center of the video is Anjanette Young, a 50-year-old clinical social worker who had just gotten off work and was undressing when Chicago police officers barged into her home in February 2019, searching for a felon they believed possessed firearms.

oung, who lived alone in her apartment, was immediately handcuffed as she stood in her living room, distraught and naked, watching police turn over her home without answering why they were there. Despite pleading with officers for answers—and for a chance to get dressed—cops didn’t allow Young to put on clothes for 13 minutes into the raid.

Young had been seeking bodycam footage of the traumatic detainment for nearly two years, filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that was denied by CPD. As CBS 2 reports, a judge eventually forced the department to turn over video of the arrest as part of her lawsuit against the agency.

But according to HuffPost and CBS 2, Lightfoot’s lawyers filed an emergency motion in federal court to prevent the local Chicago news station from airing bodycam footage of the raid. The lawyers also accused Young of sharing the video with CBS 2. Because she violated a confidentiality order, city lawyers argued that Young ought to be punished.

Read more of this story Here

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

You May Also Like

News

Analysis of a trove of data extracted from the Chicago Police Department has revealed major differences between how Black and white officers, as well...

Law Enforcement

Black Doctor forced by Lafayette, Louisiana Police to pay A&L Movers or go to jail. “Bottom line if you don’t pay them for the...

Crime

Police say NFL player Chad Wheeler was too strong to detain, handcuff and put in a Police car but if He was black, the...

Crime

A Georgia police chief and officer are both out of jobs after bodycam footage of the two using racial slurs was discovered this week....

Black/Killed by Police

Former Columbus, Ohio, Police Chief Thomas Quinlan was demoted on Thursday following the high-profile shootings of two Black men under his jurisdiction, according to the Associated Press....

Black/Killed by Police

COBB COUNTY, Ga. – The attorney for the family of a teen shot and killed by a Cobb County police officer last summer said he plans to...

News

The Black woman who was championed on social media for punching the aggressive white woman who put her hands near her face has been...

Black Lives Matter

Another unarmed Black man has been killed by police. Patrick Warren Sr family called for assistance because they were concerned he was experiencing a...