December 31, 2020

Joint Statement from Ms. Anjanette Young and Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot

"Today we met and had a lengthy, very candid and productive conversation about the unacceptable raid on Ms. Young's house and her pain.  We also discussed a number of systemic changes necessary to address the wrongs done not only to Ms. Young, but also to other victims. 

We both acknowledge that today’s conversation, was but a step towards Ms. Young’s healing. 

Today’s conversation was not a resolution to the problematic issues that both parties acknowledge exist—which led to the events of February 21, 2019 at Ms. Young’s home. 

However, there could be no resolution without first engaging in a substantive conversation. 

We are both committed to continuing to identify areas of common ground relating to these issues and to working towards necessary policy changes together.”