Chicago’s top attorney resigned on Sunday as city officials struck a deal after a botched police raid at the home of a black woman who was not allowed to put on clothes before handcuffing.
Corporation Counselor Mark Flesner announced his resignation in an email to employees, noting that he was involved with a case related to a February 2019 police raid at the home of social worker Anjanette Young last week.
“It is clear that the raid at Anjanet Young’s house was a tragedy we should learn,” Flesner said in a statement The Associated Press. “Standing up for racial injustice and fighting for equality in our justice system are important matters that we as a community must continue to work on addressing.”
The lawyer did not say whether he was asked to resign.
“I’m resigning because of firearms around the whole tape thing,” Flessner told Chicago tribune in an interview. “I am being accused of trying to hide it, which is not true.”
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“I am committed to a thorough review of everything that surrounds the incident, where appropriate action will take place, and hold people accountable,” Lightfoot said in a statement obtained by The Hill.
Chicago officials did Tried to stop A local CBS station, CBS 2, broadcasting body camera footage from the raid that was later determined to be in the wrong house. Station reported Last week that a judge rejected the officers’ motion to stop the footage from being broadcast.
The video of the controversial incident showed officers being pushed into Young’s house and avoided over 40 statements that he was in the wrong house. Young has told CBS2 that she did not have time to undress, and an officer at one point put a blanket over her shoulders before she could see her body.
Police had allegedly acted on the information of an informer who said that a felony with a gun and ammunition lived in Young’s house, but the suspect in question was later found next door.
The mayor of Chicago has argued that he was “blinded” by a motion filed by his law office not to broadcast the footage.
According to the AP, city attorneys had attempted to sanction Young for violating a confidentiality agreement, but withdrew that request. He also recently revealed that he did not provide Young’s lawyer with all body camera footage for city lawsuits.
Keenan Salter, an attorney representing Young, did not immediately return a request for comment, but alleged city officials tried to cover up his client’s experience last week.
“The city has a history of attempts to cover up unfavorable videos. Saulter said that we are all working here.