FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 16, 2020
COPA PROVIDES STATEMENT ON INVESTIGATION INTO OFFICERS ACTIONS REGARDING SEARCH AT MS. ANJANETTE YOUNG’S HOME
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability’s (COPA) investigation into the actions of all involved officers related to the search of Ms. Anjanette Young’s home on February 21, 2019 remains open.
Ms. Young has not filed a complaint with COPA, however COPA initiated an investigation into this incident on November 12, 2019 in accordance with its ordinance (http://www.chicagocopa.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/COPA-Ordinance.pdf) upon notification by the City’s Law Department that a lawsuit had been filed.
COPA’s investigation into this matter remains under active investigation and our commitment to a full and thorough investigation has not wavered. Upon conclusion of the investigation, and in accordance with ordinance, COPA’s findings and recommendations will be forwarded to the Chicago Police Department.
We understand the public’s desire for answers and more importantly Ms. Young’s desire for resolution and closure. COPA’s Summary Report of Investigation (SRI) will be shared with Ms. Young and in furtherance of our commitment to transparency, the SRI will also be publicly posted on COPA’s website following the Department’s review and, if applicable, the serving of any resulting discipline charges against involved officers.
Ephraim Eaddy – Public Information Officer
Ph: 312-771-3718 / Email: Ephraim.Eaddy@ChicagoCOPA.org