‘My Name Is Anjanette Young’ Wins National Emmy Award For CBS 2


CHICAGO (CBS) — CBS 2 Chicago won a prestigious national Emmy Award for its report on Anjanette Young, who was the victim of a bad raid by Chicago police.

CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini’s story – “My Name Is Anjanette Young” – won Best Regional Reporting – Investigative Report.

In addition to Savini, the National Television Academy recognized Vice President and News Director Jeff Harris, investigative producers Samah Assad, Michele Youngerman, photojournalists Lana Hinshaw-Klann, Lou Kleinberg, Michael Klingele, Reed Nolan, Alfredo Roman, Tim Viste and former Director of Content Tiffani Lupenski for their work on the story.

CBS 2 first told the story of the bad police raid in which Young was handcuffed naked in her apartment in 2019.

Since then, Young’s story and the body camera video that CBS 2 obtained and aired just over a year later have made headlines across the country and resulted in changes to the Chicago Police Department’s search warrant policy.

The release of the body camera video also underscored the police department’s pattern of raiding the homes of innocent people, primarily in Chicago’s communities of color, as CBS 2 investigators reported for decades. years.

CBS 2 investigator Dave Savini reported our first story about Anjanette Young on November 12, 2019. The raid took place on February 21, 2019. It was a Thursday night and Young had just stripped naked in her bedroom.

His door burst open and police officers pointing guns burst in. They were there to execute a search warrant, but they had taken the wrong address.

CBS 2 aired body camera video of the raid on December 17, 2020.

Young had filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that the video show the public what happened to him that day.

CBS 2 also filed a request for the video.

The Chicago Police Department denied the requests, but Young obtained the footage after a court forced CPD to turn it over as part of its lawsuit against the police.

Hours before the television version of the CBS 2 report aired with the body camera video, city attorneys attempted to stop CBS 2 from airing the video by filing an emergency motion in federal court. This offer fell through, and CBS 2 aired the story anyway. The city later said the decision was a mistake, and Mayor Lori Lightfoot publicly apologized to Young.

The release of the video and Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s response led to months of criticism and backlash to the city and the police department, and months later search warrant reforms were announced.


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