October 26, 2020
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City of Chicago drops charge against Mia Wright after violent arrest outside Brickyard Mall

A misdemeanor charge has been dropped against a woman who says she was left partially blind earlier this year when Chicago police officers smashed through a car’s windows to drag her out by the hair in a video-recorded encounter outside the Brickyard Mall.

City officials moved to dismiss the disorderly conduct charge against Mia Wright on Monday, records show, nearly four months after the violent May 31 arrest.

Representatives for the city’s legal and police departments declined to comment on the decision — and they didn’t offer an explanation to Wright, either, according to her lawyer.

“I think this one speaks for itself,” attorney Nenye Uche said Tuesday alongside Wright. “Watching the video, assessing and evaluating the entire circumstance — it’s obvious that it’s baseless.”

Bystanders recorded as police used batons to smash the windows of Wright’s cousin’s car outside the Northwest Side mall. An officer grabbed Wright’s hair, which

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