An investigation that the private law firm of Jones Day and retired federal judge Ann Claire Williams led essentially cleared Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot of malicious information concealment related to the wrongful police raid of Anjanette Young, WBEZ reported.
Lightfoot initiated the investigation after details of the raid were made public. It centered on the city's controversial response to the raid, and not the incident itself.
In 2019, police raided Young's home when she was getting ready for bed. A team of mostly male officers handcuffed Young (who was naked) and did not allow her to get dressed for 10 minutes as they searched.
Lightfoot claimed in a news conference she was not aware of the incident until the day after a CBS 2 broadcast that showed the video. However, internal emails showed she had learned about the raid more than a year earlier, and ordered a phone meeting with staffers about it. She later admitted knowledge of the video's existence but said she had forgotten about it.
The Chicago Tribune reported that Young will collect a $2.9-million settlement after the City Council okayed the deal Dec. 15.
The full WBEZ article is at www.wbez.org/stories/report-clears-lightfoot-response-to-anjanette-young-raid/41c01199-2bf5-4693-a9c1-51031791832a .