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Record #: O2021-764   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 2/26/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Public Safety
Final action: 5/24/2023
Title: Establishment of regulations for Chicago Police Department warrant executions
Sponsors: Hadden, Maria E. , King, Sophia D., Hairston, Leslie A., Taylor, Jeanette B. , Coleman, Stephanie D. , Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Rodriguez, Michael D., Rodriguez Sanchez, Rossana , Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Brookins, Jr., Howard, Mitts, Emma, Austin, Carrie M., Vasquez, Jr., Andre, Sigcho-Lopez, Byron, La Spata, Daniel , Martin, Matthew J. , Villegas, Gilbert, Moore, David H., Osterman, Harry
Attachments: 1. O2021-764.pdf
Related files: R2023-766

Committee on Public Safer)'
February 24. 2021

The Anjancttc Young Ordinance
Whereas, the Chicago Police Department regularly conducts home invasions on residences as part of its law enforcement mandate. This practice is commonly referred to as executing "no-knock warrants" or "knock and announce warrants" which do not actually provide residents with a reasonable opportunity to answer the door;
Whereas, during these invasions, Chicago Police Department members regularly display a reckless disregard for the civil and human rights ofthe Chicago community;
Whereas, the Chicago Police Department conducts home invasions almost exclusively in Black and Brown communities. The neighborhoods with the most search warrants are Englewood, Austin and North Lawndale;
Whereas, the Chicago Police Department's home raids have resulted in CPD members pointing guns at children; the destruction of property; assaults on human dignity and other forms of violence and trauma;
Whereas, Chicago Police Department members invaded the home of Ms. Anjanette Young, a social worker whose residence was wrongfully targeted by the CPD;
Whereas, Chicago Police Department members found Ms. Young completely naked in her home, handcuffed her (while naked) and ignored her repeated insistence that the members were in the wrong residence;
Whereas, the City of Chicago attempted to prevent the video depicting CPD members invasion of Ms. Young's home from being publicly aired on WBBM-CBS 2;
Whereas, Ms. Young fought valiantly to make public the CPD's actions and has called for accountability and an end to the systemic failures that permit the CPD to engage in these abusive tactics;
Whereas, it must be the highest priority ofthe Chicago Police Department to respect the sanctity of all human life and safety of all persons and to ensure that members of the Police Department use tactics that are least intrusive and harmful to the safety and well-being of all people inside the home, including but not limited to ...

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