Chicago Mayor Under Fired for Suppression of Police Video

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was under fire Wednesday following revelations that city lawyers had tried to block a local TV stat
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was under fire Wednesday following revelations that city lawyers had tried to block a local TV station from airing body-camera video of police handcuffing a naked Black woman during a botched raid last year.

The video of police officers smashing open the door of Anjanette Young’s townhouse in February 2019 and mistakenly detaining the social worker was obtained by the local CBS affiliate and aired Monday evening over the city’s objections.

“I don’t believe it’s fair that the city has spent the last two years telling me they did nothing wrong, not holding the officers accountable, not working with my attorneys to figure out how to resolve this,” an angry Young said Wednesday.

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