Woman handcuffed in botched raid to meet with Chicago mayor

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Chicago — A Black woman who wasn’t allowed to put on clothes before being handcuffed during a mistaken 2019 police raid on her home has agreed to meet with Chicago’s mayor, her attorney said. 

The woman, Anjanette Young, will meet with Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday at Progressive Baptist Church where she is a member, attorney Keenan J. Saulter said in a letter sent Saturday to Lightfoot and several Chicago aldermen, CBS Chicago reported.

Young, a social worker, will meet with Lightfoot at 11:30 a.m. and at noon have a larger meeting with the aldermen and Police Superintendent David Brown, Saulter said.

The February 2019 wrongful raid on Young’s home has drawn wide criticism because police officers didn’t allow her to dress before handcuffing her. In police video footage, she repeatedly tells officers executing a search warrant that they have the wrong home. Lawmakers and civil rights activists have decried the incident, first aired by CBS Chicago, as racist and an affront to a Black woman’s dignity.

In the fallout, Chicago’s top attorney resigned, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced an independent investigation and 12 officers were placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of an investigation by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability. Lightfoot has publicly apologized for what happened to Young during the raid that occurred before her election in spring 2019.

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