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."