- Chicago .. A shocking video of US police cuffing an innocent black woman while she is naked

Chicago .. A shocking video of US police cuffing an innocent black woman while she is naked

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot told reporters that she felt "disgusted" after watching the video, describing the raid as a "catastrophic failure."

"I could have easily been me," the African-American mayor added, stressing that "we can improve our performance as a city."

Lawyers for the city tried to prevent the video from being published, and Young's lawyer Kenan Salter, who filed a lawsuit against the police department, said that a white young woman would not have faced the same treatment.

He told CBS 2 that the cops "viewed Young as being inferior to humans."

Observers liken Young's case to the killing of Briona Taylor, a young black woman who was shot dead in Louisville, Kentucky, last March, during a failed raid on her home.

Taylor's name was chanted during protests against racial injustice this summer after the death of George Floyd, the black man who was killed by a white policeman in Minneapolis last May.

The authorities in the American city of Chicago are facing severe criticism after the publication of a video recording showing the police handcuffing a naked black woman after a raid on her home in a case linked to a misconception.

Police raided the home of the black lady on February 21, 2019, but the video was only recently released.

The video footage shows policemen forcefully breaking the door of Anjanet Young's house and cuffing the hands of the 50-year-old social worker as she stands naked in the living room.

And hear the voice of the lady in the recording aired by "channel CBS 2 Chicago " (CBS Chicago), crying out "What's going on ?", Duplicate confirmation "about what you are looking?" And "You are in the wrong house."

"Oh my God, that can't be true" and "How is this legal?"

Young told CNN that she had just returned from work and was undressing in her bedroom when the police stormed the scene.

"It happened quickly, and I did not have time to put on clothes ... I was standing there terrified and humiliated," she added.
The police eventually left the scene after confirming that she was at the wrong address.
An officer apologized to Young as others tried to fix her broken door.
The same channel reported that the police were searching for a suspect residing in the same apartment complex in which Young lives, and obtained from a reporter the address that turned out to be wrong.

Source : Al Jazeera + French + American Press

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