Dec 172020

The Root

Bodycam Footage Shows Chicago Police Handcuffing a Naked Black Woman During Botched Home Raid


For nearly two years, Anjanette Young has been trying to get Chicago police to account for the harm caused to her during a botched raid, in which officers broke down her door with a battering ram, handcuffed her and turned over her home. The entire time, Young, who had just stepped out of the shower when police showed up, was naked—and repeatedly told police they had the wrong home.

Video Shows Chicago Cops Storming Into Wrong Home

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration tried to prevent the footage from being aired on television in an emergency court filing Monday, which a federal judge rejected.

Young’s attorney, Keenan Saulter, blasted the city’s handling of the case.

“This city has a history of attempting to cover up unfavorable video,” Saulter told the Chicago Tribune. “That’s all we’re dealing with here”


 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>