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."
Hackers tried to break into the World Health Organization earlier in March, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread, Reuters reports. Security experts blame an advanced cyber-espionage hacker group known as DarkHotel. A senior agency official says the WHO has been facing a more than two-fold increase in cyberattacks since the coronavirus pandemic began.
Additional $15M will go to third parties and nonprofits
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