The truth comes out… These cops are dirty.
A shady Chicago police commander known for being one of the city’s toughest enforcers has been sidelined after DNA backed up a suspect’s claim that the commander put his weapon in his mouth!
According to Chicago Tribune reports:
A Chicago police commander frequently praised by Supt. Garry McCarthy for his no-nonsense approach to fighting crime in some of the city’s toughest neighborhoods was charged Wednesday with placing the barrel of his gun into a suspect’s mouth.
Cmdr. Glenn Evans, who headed the West Side’s Harrison patrol district until he was relieved of his police powers, faces one count of aggravated battery and one count of official misconduct, according to Sally Daly, a spokeswoman for State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.
The allegations, first reported by WBEZ radio, stem from an arrest Evans and at least two of his officers made on Jan. 30, 2013 while on patrol in the Park Manor neighborhood. At the time, Evans was the commander of the South Side’s Grand Crossing patrol district.
Evans and the officers saw Rickey J. Williams, 24, standing near 71st Street and Eberhart Avenue and holding a blue steel handgun in his right hand, according to a police report. Evans approached Williams, who then ran away.
After briefly losing sight of him, police arrested Williams in an abandoned home, the report states. No gun was found on Williams, but he was arrested and charged with reckless conduct, a misdemeanor. The case was dropped a few months later.
It was unclear at what point Evans allegedly placed the barrel of his service weapon into the suspect’s mouth. DNA from the man was found on Evans’ gun, according to a State Police lab report.
The Independent Police Review Authority, which looks into allegations of excessive force and other misconduct by Chicago police officers, investigated the gun-in-mouth complaint and recommended that Evans be relieved of his police powers until the case was resolved, but McCarthy left him in his position. The agency also forwarded its findings to Cook County prosecutors for possible criminal charges.
Here’s the scary part… Evans FINALLY lost his gun and badge, but this incident is one of OVER a dozen complaints against him. He’s been named as a defendant in a number of police misconduct lawsuits and newly released police records show that Evans is among 662 officers with 11 or more complaints during a five-year period in the 2000s. He had 14 complaints between 2001 and 2006 and faced no discipline for any of them!
We realize that being an officer of the law is a very tough job and cops put their lives on the line on a daily basis but this inhumane and brutal treatment has to stop.
Chicago Police Department