A Chicago police commander frequently praised for his tough approach to crimefighting has been charged in connection with a 2013 incident in which he allegedly placed the barrel of his gun into a suspect’s mouth.
"Cook County prosecutors had been investigating the allegation that [Cmdr. Glenn Evans] placed the barrel of his service weapon into a 24-year-old man’s mouth while arresting him," reports the Chicago Tribune.
"DNA from the man was found on the barrel of Evans’ gun, according to a State Police lab report."
Charges against the detained man were dropped a few months later.
Cmdr. Evans, charged with misconduct in this case, "Had 14 complaints between 2001 and 2006 and faced no discipline for any of them."
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
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