Chicago (CNN)Dogged by elevated scrutiny over the Chicago Police Department’s mistaken raid on the house of a social employee in 2019, Mayor Lori Lightfoot launched physique digicam footage from the officers concerned within the encounter and introduced that she has reached out to the girl to arrange a face-to-face assembly.
The 20 movies from officers concerned within the raid present officers sweeping by means of the house of Anjanette Young, weapons drawn anticipating to discover a felon with a gun whereas she stands bare and distraught in her lounge, confused as to why the police have been there.
The launch of the movies on Thursday comes as police face nationwide requires reform over how they do their jobs following a reckoning that has swept the nation in response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and different allegations of police brutality.
Lightfoot made her remarks days after the town regulation division sought to cease a neighborhood TV station from publishing movies of the raid, whereas on the identical time in search of sanctions in opposition to Young and her legal professional. The metropolis accused the 2 of violating a court docket confidentiality order that barred them from releasing the movies. City attorneys backtracked on Friday and filed a movement to drop the request for sanctions.
The mistaken raid got here to gentle on Tuesday morning after CNN affiliate WBBM launched an edited model of physique digicam footage exhibiting elements of the raid, and redacted video exhibiting Young bare in her lounge whereas officers searched her house.
A evaluation of the warrant, which was made public as a part of a court docket submitting by Young’s legal professional, reveals that police sought the warrant based mostly on unhealthy data from an informant. The warrant was permitted by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and a county choose.
City officers have declined to reply primary questions in regards to the warrant and the way it was served.