Chicago mayor lori lightfoot claimed tuesday she had only learned this week about the february 2019 raid on the home of 50 year old anjanette young the first thing i knew of any of this was. Lori lightfoot is the current mayor of chicago.
Most notably she served as president of the chicago police board and chair of the chicago.
Lori lightfoot before she was mayor. Chicago mayor lori lightfoot is apologizing for the disturbing police raid that saw 12 male police officers break into an innocent woman s home and handcuff her while she was naked. Before becoming mayor lightfoot worked in private legal practice as a partner at mayer brown and held various government positions in the city of chicago. Lori elaine lightfoot born august 4 1962 is an american attorney and politician who serves as the 56th mayor of chicago she has served since 2019.
Lori elaine lightfoot is an african american politician who serves as the 56th mayor of chicago. You can also watch our biography of cook county board president toni preckwinkle who challenged lightfoot in the mayor s race. Not only is she the first black female mayor but she s also the first openly gay mayor in the city s history.
Mayor lori lightfoot of chicago. Police body camera footage of a 2019 raid on anjanette young s apartment shows her screaming and crying as she tells the officers that they had the wrong person. Lori lightfoot became the first black female and openly gay mayor of chicago when she defeated toni preckwinkle in a runoff election held in april 2019.
Lori was favorited to win the election as she was the top vote getter in the first round election. Learn more about her life journey and career below. Chicago mayor lori lightfoot who campaigned on a promise of police accountability apologized on wednesday for a harrowing botched police raid and renounced her own law department s efforts to.
Before becoming mayor of a major us state chicago lori lightfoot worked as a partner at mayer brown. Mayor lori lightfoot on wednesday said the video showing anjanette young being handcuffed naked by chicago police which cbs 2 aired this week was appalling. Lori lightfoot was published in march 2019 ahead of the chicago runoff election.
Lori acquired 74 of the total vote against preckwinkle. An earlier version of this story the choice for mayor 2019.