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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has apologized to Anjanette Young, an innocent woman who was forced to stand cuffed and naked while a dozen officers served a search warrant on her apartment.

The officers were searching for a drug suspect -- who lived next door to Young's apartment.

A police informant gave the officers Young's address instead of the suspect's.

Police body cam videos show about a dozen officers take Young's door off the hinges with a battering ram. Young, who was changing after getting home from work, was completely naked and frightened as officers stormed her apartment on Feb. 21, 2019 at 7 p.m.

"It was so traumatic to hear the thing that was hitting the door," said Young, 50, who worked as a social worker for 20 years.

"And it happened so fast, I didn't have time to put on clothes," Young exclusively told CBS 2 in Chicago.

Young filed a freedom of information request for the body cam videos, but her request was denied, as the city of Chicago fought the release of the footage.

As part of her lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department, a federal judge forced the department to hand over the police footage, CBS 2 reports.

In the video, Young can be heard telling the officers they were at the wrong address more than 40 times.

"There's nobody else here, I live alone," she told the officers. "Oh my God, this can't be right. How is this legal?
 

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A Jacksonville woman who shot at police officers breaking into her home says her 911 call proves she did not know they were cops.

Diamonds Ford and her boyfriend Anthony Gantt were asleep in bed when Jacksonville sheriff's deputies served a "high-risk" no-knock search warrant at their home around 8 a.m. on Sept. 28.

Ford, 28, and Gantt were jolted awake by the sound of glass shattering. Gantt handed Ford her .45 caliber handgun which she fired seven times through a window while pleading with a 911 dispatcher to "send someone."

One officer was shot in the chest but he was saved by his armored vest.

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Ford and Gantt surrendered after the officers identified themselves as officers from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

"I'm opening the door!" she told the officers. "You got the wrong house!"

Deputies found just over 4 ounces of weed in the home - a misdemeanor in some states. Ford and Gantt were charged with attempted murder on a police officer and armed possession of marijuana. They are still in jail, unable to afford their high bail.

Ford, speaking through her attorney, says she is innocent and that the 911 call proves she did not know the home invaders were officers.

"She had no idea it was law enforcement in her home. Once they made their announcement she complied," said attorney Stephen Kelly.

On Thursday, rapper Killer Mike posted news footage about the Ford and Gantt case and captioned it "Free'Em!."

One of his Instagram followers asked Mike, "Where is the philanthropists with buckets of cash to pay her bail.... ain't you starting a bank?"

Ford and Gantt are being compared to 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse who killed two Antifa activists during a Jacob Blake protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August.

Rittenhouse was freed on $2 million cash bond paid by his attorneys on Friday, Nov. 20. The $2 million was raised through public donations.

Former child actor Ricky Schroder and Mike Lindell, CEO and founder of My Pillow, contributed large donations to top off the bail fund for Rittenhouse.

Listen to audio of Ford's 911 call below.