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Chicago Police Won’t Return Seized Cash After Raiding Wrong Apartment, Woman Says

A Chicago woman claims police raided her home searching for a man who doesn’t live there and who she says she doesn’t know.

Chardanee Thompson, who lives in the city’s Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side, said police ransacked her apartment after appearing with a warrant for a man she doesn’t know about 9:26 p.m. Tuesday night. She was not home at the time of the alleged raid. She originally thought she had been robbed, she said.

Chicago police said they were “looking into this” Thursday night and would have more details Friday.

"We take this seriously and have (a) process to repair damaged dwellings if that's what occurred," department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in an email. 

Thompson says officers took her money for her car note, rent and food and refuse to return the $1,200 in cash. The warrant says she has to go to court to get back any belongings taken by police.

They also took an unopened envelope with her application for a firearm owner identification card.

Thompson said a cop left a card with their number on it for her with the building’s managers. When she went to the department with the managers, she said, officers there gave her a narcotics number that provided her with no answers.

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