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Chicago Woman Speaks Out After Being Terrorized by 9 Officers in Her Own Home in Botched Raid

HeadlineDec 16, 2020

Shocking video has emerged from Chicago showing nine police officers raiding the home of a 50-year-old African American hospital social worker as she was preparing to go to bed. After breaking down her door, the police handcuffed the woman, who was naked, and held her for over 30 minutes before realizing they had entered the wrong home. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot tried to block the release of the bodycam footage from the nine officers who took part in the 2019 raid. But a judge this week sided with the CBS outlet in Chicago, which then aired parts of the disturbing video along with an interview with the woman, Anjanette Young, who said she wanted the video to be shown.

Anjanette Young: “You see them running up to the apartment complex with the battering ram in their hand, a crowbar. It was so traumatic to hear the way the thing was hitting the door.”

Police officer 1: “Go, go, go, go, go!”

Police officer 2: “Police!”

Police officer 3: “Search warrant! Search warrant!”

Police officer 2: “Police search warrant!”

Anjanette Young: “And it happened so fast, I didn’t have time to put on clothes.”

Police officer 3: “Search warrant!”

Police officer 2: “Police search warrant!”

Dave Savini: “And suddenly she found herself frozen in fear, completely naked, in a room full of men.”

The police raid occurred in February 2019 while Rahm Emanuel was still mayor of Chicago.

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