Anjanette Young Biography — Wiki
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Monday that all of the officers involved in the botched raid on Anjanette Young home have been placed on desk duty just a day after the city’s top lawyer resigned amid claims he tried to hide the bodycam footage of the incident.
Footage of the raid showed Chicago police executing a search warrant at Young’s apartment. Young, who is a social worker, was n*ked and continued to protest her innocence to officers during the February 2019 incident. The COPA will be conducting an investigation into the behavior of the officers involved.
Anjanette Young Age
Anjanette Young’s age is still unknown.
Anjanette Young handcuffed while naked
Lightfoot made the announcement during a press conference, telling reporters that ‘justice delayed is justice denied’ as she criticized the Civilian Office of Police Accountability. The announcement comes just a day after Chicago’s top lawyer resigned amid fallout from bodycam footage that shows the police wrongly raid Young’s home.
Mark Flessner announced his resignation on Sunday and made it abundantly clear that the incident was cause for his resignation.
The controversy escalated earlier in December after Lightfoot’s Law Department attempted to block Chicago television station WBBM-Channel 2 from airing body camera footage of Chicago police officers mistakenly raiding Young’s home in February 2019, before the mayor took office.
In a complaint Young filed, she stated how she was handcuffed n*ked for almost 45 minutes before she was allowed to get clothes when a female Chicago Police Officer was called to her home to help her get dressed.
What we know so far about Anjanette Young
Police had gone to the wrong home and were looking for someone who did not live at the address despite police claiming that they did. When Chicago’s CBS TV station requested bodycam footage of the raid, the City of Chicago tried to obtain a court order to stop the network from airing the video.
A federal judge turned that request down.
As head of the city’s law department, it was Flessner who signed off on the legal filing that sought to stop the public from seeing footage of Young in clear distress.
‘There has recently been a great deal of attention drawn to the 2019 raid of Anjanette Young’s home. Monday was the first involvement that I had with the case surrounding Anjanette Young, pertaining to the video footage that was obtained by police. It is clear that the raid of Anjanette Young’s home was a tragedy that we must learn from.
‘Standing up for racial injustice and fighting for equality within our justice system are crucial matters that we must continue to work toward addressing as a community.’
Anjanette Young lawyers
On Friday, Lightfoot’s office acknowledged that they failed to turn over six videos to Young’s lawyers that were requested earlier this year, calling it ‘accidental’.
Flessner’s resignation marks the first major resignation over the raid. Lightfoot apologized to Young during a press conference last Wednesday
‘I am deeply sorry and troubled that her home was invaded and that she had to face the humiliation and trauma that she suffered. That is just not right,’ Lightfoot said.
Anjanette Young footage
Lightfoot initially claimed she only learned of the incident after the TV station aired the footage showing Young but she has since acknowledged hearing about the raid in November 2019. The incident began unfolding on February 21, 2019, when Young had returned home from her shift at a hospital and was undressed in her bedroom when a group of officers, with at least nine body cameras, broke down her door with a battering ram and crowbar.
Video footage was released publicly for the first time last week and Young cried as she watched it back and revealed she’s still traumatized.
‘It’s one of those moments where I felt I could have died that night. Like if I would have made one wrong move, it felt like they would have shot me. I truly believe they would have shot me,’ Young tearfully said in an interview with CBS 2 Chicago.
Young had filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the video to show the public. A court forced Chicago police to turn over the footage as a part of Young’s lawsuit against the department.
‘I feel like they didn’t want us to have this video because they knew how bad it was. They knew they had done something wrong. They knew that the way they treated me was not right,’ Young said.
In the disturbing footage, Young appeared shocked when the officers burst into her home after tearing down the door and shouted ‘Police search warrant! and ‘Hands up, hands up!’
‘It was so traumatic to hear the thing that was hitting the door. And it happened so fast, I didn’t have time to put on clothes,’ Young said.
In the clip, Young became distressed as she was forced to stand in the living room n*ked and handcuffed as officers swarmed her apartment.
She yelled at least 43 times: ‘You’ve got the wrong house!’
‘What is going on? There’s nobody else here, I live alone. I mean, what is going on here? You’ve got the wrong house. I live alone,’ she shouted at one point in the clip.
At first, an officer tried to put a hoodie sweater on her but it kept falling off. Then another officer ultimately threw a blanket over her shoulders but because she was handcuffed the blanket slipped off her shoulders, leaving her exposed again.
‘I’m just standing there, terrified, humiliated, not even understanding why at that moment this is happening to me,’ she said reflecting on the incident.
In the clip, she begged officers to let her get dressed and she told them she believed they had bad information. She had lived in the home alone for the past four years.
‘Oh my God, this cannot be right. How is this legal,’ she cried.