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Watchdog Report Tears Into Lightfoot Office’s Attempt to ‘Mislead,’ Provide ‘False Narratives’ In Anjanette Young Raid Fallout

The watchdog’s report found “the inefficient and wasteful management of the City’s response to a wrong raid."


Anjanette Young Raid Investigation Finds City Failed In Oversight — But Lightfoot Didn’t ‘Purposefully’ Conceal Evidence

A summary of the report was made public Thursday, one day after City Council approved a $2.9 million payout to settle the lawsuit filed by Young.


Anjanette Young Vows To Continue Fight For Search Warrant Reforms As City Approves $2.9 Million Settlement

The $2.9 million settlement ends a lawsuit Young brought against the city and police officers this year, but an ordinance named for her has stalled at City Council.


Settling The Anjanette Young Botched Raid Lawsuit Will Cost City $2.9 Million; Top City Attorney Calls It ‘Right And Just’

If the lawsuit were to go to a jury trial, Young could seek $13-$16 million, the city's top attorney said. City Council will vote on the settlement Wednesday.


Anjanette Young Lawsuit Set For $2.9 Million Settlement; $2.1 Million In Other Settlements Up For Approval

Young was handcuffed while naked as police officers rummaged through her home after mistakenly targeting her in the execution of a search warrant.


Slain Officer Ella French Praised In Otherwise Scathing Watchdog Report About Wrongful Anjanette Young Raid

But the Civilian Office of Police Accountability included French, were she alive, among the officers it'd recommend face discipline for body camera mistakes during the raid.


When Anjanette Young Was The Victim Of A Wrongful Police Raid, Slain Officer Ella French Showed Her Respect And Dignity, She Says

The family of a newborn baby wounded in a July shooting is also speaking out about Officer French's care for the community and dedication to her job.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Chicago Police Pointed Guns At Sleeping Children In Warrantless Raid Of Home, Lawsuit Alleges

Two children awoke with guns pointed at their heads, the suit says. They are struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to the complaint.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Push To Ban No-Knock Search Warrants, Pointing Guns At Kids During Raids Debated By Chicago Police Officials, Aldermen

One proposal would eliminate no-knock warrants and require police officers to wait at least 30 seconds after knocking and announcing themselves before entering a home to execute a search warrant.


Anjanette Young Says Lightfoot Has ‘Betrayed’ Her As City Fights Lawsuit Over Wrongful Raid That Left Her Handcuffed And Naked

“I will continue to fight until I receive the justice that I am due," Young said Wednesday.


No-Knock Warrants Still Allowed Under New CPD Search Policy, Police Department Says — But Only In ‘Dangerous’ Situations

The reforms were first proposed in March after video of a 2019, wrong-address raid on Anjanette Young’s home was made public — despite city attempts to block the video's release.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Black Men Were Targeted In Chicago Police Warrants 25 Times More Than White Men, Inspector General Finds

The report also found the number of search warrant raids fell sharply in 2020 after the wrongful and humiliating raid on Anjanette Young's home.


Anjanette Young Calls On Aldermen To Support Search Warrant Changes In Her Name: ‘Do The Right Thing’

Young, who was left naked and handcuffed for 40 minutes as police conducted a wrongful raid on her home, is pushing for reform. But her supporters face an uphill battle without Mayor Lightfoot's support.


Search Warrant Policy Changes Would Ban Most No-Knock Raids After Anjanette Young Fiasco

The proposed changes are online and will be available for public review for 15 days.


Black Chicago Alderwomen Demand Search Warrant Reforms After Anjanette Young Raid

The Anjanette Young Ordinance would ban no-knock warrants and place tighter restrictions on the police's ability to get warrants. “We’re going to continue to push this until it happens,” Young said.


Anjanette Young Sues City, Cops Over Humiliating Wrongful Raid, Alleging Police Began An Immediate Coverup

Though some have asked Young whether recounting the graphic details of the raid adds to her trauma, she said she won't be silent. “I will tell it again today. I will tell it again tomorrow. I will tell it again until no other woman in the city of Chicago is ever treated that way again."

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Anjanette Young Calls For Police Accountability, Justice For Black Women At Her South Side Church

"I will tell [my story] again today. I will tell it again tomorrow. I will tell it again until no other woman in the city of Chicago is ever treated that way again," Young said at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

As Anjanette Young Meets With Mayor, City Watchdog Launches Investigation Into Wrongful Raid, Fallout

Inspector General Joe Ferguson told aldermen his office is investigating the police conduct surrounding the raid of Young's home and the city's handling of the ongoing controversy.


Chicago’s Police Watchdog Blocked Anjanette Young From Getting Video Of Wrongful Raid, Emails Show

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability — an agency meant to investigate police misconduct — intervened to stop the city from releasing police body cam footage to Young by opening an investigation into the raid the day the videos were to be turned over.


Newly Released Emails Show Mayor, Staff Discussing ‘Pretty Bad’ Anjanette Young Police Raid In 2019

The emails show Lightfoot asked her staff to include her on a call so she could learn more about what happened — even though, earlier this month, Lightfoot acknowledged she was told about the raid but she didn't "have any specific recollection" of it.

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