The mayor of Chicago is “horrified” till the black lady was attacked in 2019 after the video aired
© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot participates in a science initiative at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois
(Reuters) – The Mayor of Chicago said Wednesday she was appalled by a 2019 police raid on a black woman’s home that was taped and broadcast this week and shows police handcuffing the naked woman .
Mayor Lori Lightfoot also criticized the police for trying to prevent the CBS Chicago network from broadcasting the video of the raid on Ms. Anjanette Young’s home.
“I was horrified as a person, as a black woman and as a parent,” Lightfoot said at a press conference.
“Ms. Young’s dignity, which she and we all deserve, has been taken from us and that is simply inexcusable.”
The video shows police officers making their way into Young’s house after opening the door.
“You have the wrong house,” a frightened boy yells at the police while clutching a blanket to cover himself.
“I don’t even know what you’re doing.”
The Chicago Police Department did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
Young’s treatment has drawn parallels with the police shooting of Breonna Taylor in March after police forcibly entered her home in a drug investigation that focused on Taylor’s ex-boyfriend.
Taylor’s case became a rally for protests against Black Lives Matter that swept the United States and beyond this year.
Reuters didn’t have any contact information for Young, but she told CBS in an interview https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/12/16/anjanette-young-handcuffed-naked-in-her-home-by-police-to – lori-lightfoot-I-believed-in-you-as-a-black-woman who felt hurt by the attack.
“If I had taken a wrong step, I would have felt like they would have shot me,” said a tearful boy wearing a T-shirt with a picture of Taylor and the words “I am her”.
CBS reported https://www.cbsnews.com/news/chicago-woman-raid-handcuffed-naked-lightfoot that the Chicago Police Department denied a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by Young for access to the video receive. Police also filed an urgency motion in federal court to prevent CBS Chicago from broadcasting it.
“Filing a motion against a media show to keep something from getting published should rarely, if ever, happen. That’s not how we work,” said Lightfoot.
Reuters could not determine why the police carried out the raid or whether Young had brought charges related to it, but the media https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/chicago-mayor-criticized-after-city – Lawyers-try-suppress-video-botched-n1251466 described it as “botched” and Lightfoot apologized to the woman.
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