The news is out: [CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot apologized to social worker Anjanette Young on Wednesday for the Chicago Police Department’s raid on her home, in which officers handcuffed her while she was naked, and disavowed her Law Department’s attempt to block a local news station from airing the footage.
“I am sorry,” Lightfoot said in an emotional news conference after Wednesday’s City Council meeting.
Lightfoot’s Law Department attempted in court this week to block local news station WBBM-Ch. 2 from airing body camera footage of Chicago police officers raiding Young’s home and handcuffing her while she was naked.
The city also filed a request to have Young sanctioned for allegedly violating a confidentiality order, though Lightfoot on Wednesday said Young should not be punished — just her lawyer, if a judge rules in that way.
Lightfoot officials made the extraordinary request to prevent a television station from airing a news report in an emergency court filing Monday evening, which a federal judge rejected. The courts long have ruled against efforts to prevent news companies from publishing reports, saying it’s an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment.
CBS, which has reported extensively on Chicago police officers raiding the wrong home, aired the interview with Young and body camera footage late Monday.]
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