DNA tests show that much-praised Chicago cop stuck gun barrel in suspect's mouth

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."

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  1. Hey that was slick. You managed to take this cop's excessive behavior and use it to taint Obama. I have to say I'm impressed.

  2. It isn't. It's actually a world class city without NY/London/Paris/Tokyo prices.

    Corruption here is bad, but nothing like what it was under Daley Sr. And you're fooling yourself if you think your local municipality isn't supported by corruption too.

    edited to add: Obama was never a Chicago politician. He was a state senator, not an alderman, and never worked in City Hall.

  3. Plus he apparently attempted to eat the cop's gun. How could we allow a psycho like that back on the streets??

  4. bzishi says:

    This story surprises the crap out of me. I'm not surprised by the conduct of the officer, just that the investigators actually tested his gun. Why wouldn't they do what investigators typically do in these cases and say "no witnesses, dismissed", "a DNA test is too expensive", or have another officer tip him off to clean or misplace his gun before the test? I'm guessing they thought the charges were bullshit and did the test just to use as a bragging point on how thorough they are in investigating issues. I doubt they expected incriminating evidence.

  5. I wonder if his Hero Cop persona isn't entirely popular with his colleagues? In an environment characterized by impunity, quietly not obstructing justice is a fairly good way to mess with someone without sacrificing deniability.

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