CHICAGO — The man arrested earlier this month for allegedly throwing heroin from a car owned by the Chicago Police Department’s Chief of Internal Affairs is the same person who provided the CPD with bad information that ultimately led to the botched raid at the home of Anjanette Young in 2019, according to sources and police records.
Kenneth Miles was arrested on Feb. 1 in the 500 block of North St. Louis after he was allegedly seen throwing more than $6,000 worth of heroin out of a car owned by Yolanda Talley, the CPD’s Chief of the Internal Affairs.
Talley’s niece was driving the vehicle, sources say, and she was not arrested, though Miles was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Sources say Talley’s vehicle was returned to her shortly after the arrest occurred.
The CPD has said that the investigation was immediately referred to the Office of the Inspector General, which confirmed that CPD made the request.
Records related to the Young raid — released last year by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability — show that the informant who told police to go to Young’s home was arrested in the Harrison District around 2 p.m. on Feb. 20, 2019. Police sources identified Miles as that arrestee. His lawyer could not be reached for comment.
Records related to the Young raid — released last year by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability — show that the informant whose information ultimately led officers to Young’s home was arrested in the Harrison District around 2 p.m. on Feb. 20, 2019.
Publicly accessible police data list Miles as the person who was arrested at that date and time, and police sources said Miles is the same person who served as the “John Doe” on the CPD’s warrant to search Young’s home. Miles’ lawyer could not be reached for comment.
The side effects of the botched raid continue to reverberate.
Last November, COPA published a report that recommended that seven CPD officers be suspended for their roles in the raid. Among those officers was Ella French, the CPD officer shot and killed last August during a traffic stop in West Englewood.
The COPA report, which recommended she be suspended for three days, was completed months before she was killed, though several members of the City Council were furious that the report included mention of French.
CPD Supt. David Brown recommended that the sergeant who was present during the raid be fired from the department. That police board case is still pending.
In December, the City Council approved a $2.9 million settlement in Young’s lawsuit.