Chicago authorities were attacked on Friday, December 18, after a video was released showing police, who had an incorrect address, raiding the home of a 50-year-old black social worker and handcuffing her while she was naked. The police raid, which knocked down Anjanette Young’s door with a ram, dates back to February 21, 2019. That night, the 50-year-old had just returned home and was changing when police entered, he said. she said on CBS 2 Chicago.
In the video, taken by the police pedestrian cameras, we see her naked (the image is blurred) and handcuffed, visibly shocked and terrified. “What’s going on?” Asks the social worker. “There is no one else here, I live alone. This is not the house you are looking for“How can this be legal?”, He is heard crying in the video.
The Mayor “I am deeply sorry”
The police seem to finally realize their mistake and one of them apologizes to him. Anjanette Young told the television channel that she thought she “could have died that night.” “If I had made a sideways gesture I think I would have been shot“She said, saying she felt” humiliated. “According to CBS 2, the person wanted by police lived right next to Anjanette Young’s home. An informant gave the wrong address.
The video was released recently after a court recently ordered police to hand it over to Anjanette Young as part of her police report. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said “I’m really sorry“of the incident according to Chicago Tribune, promising that those responsible would have to be held accountable. City attorneys, however, tried to block the transmission of the video.
“They saw Anjanette Young as less than human”
Anjanette Young’s attorney questioned whether the police would have acted in this way if she had been “a young white woman.” “I don’t think so,” Keenan Saulter told CBS 2. “I think (the officers) would have rightly seen this woman as someone vulnerable who deserved to be protected, that he deserved to remain worthy. (Now) they saw Anjanette Young as less than human. “
What happened to Anjanette Young recalls the case of Breonna Taylor, this young black caregiver murdered in the middle of the night during a search at her home in March in Kentucky, and whose name was chanted during the anti-racist protests that rocked the country this summer following the death of George Floyd. A robust federal investigation in 2017 concluded that abuse of force and racist bias among police officers were recurring in Chicago.