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Video: Chicago Commander Acquitted of Brutality Charges

December 15, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Chicago Commander Acquitted of Brutality Charges

A Chicago police commander has been acquitted of all charges for allegedly shoving a gun in a suspect’s mouth two years ago, reports CBS Chicago.

Cmdr. Glenn Evans had been charged with two counts of aggravated battery and seven counts of official misconduct, for allegedly shoving his gun in the mouth of 25-year-old Ricky Williams, and pressing a stun gun against Williams’ groin, after a foot chase in 2013.

Cook County Judge Diane Cannon said Williams’ testimony about the alleged brutality was wildly inconsistent, and not believable. She noted Williams could not identify Evans in a lineup, and only ever identified him by name, which he admitted getting from the Internet with the help of his girlfriend.

Stephan Blandin, who represents Williams in a civil lawsuit against Evans and the city, said they will push forward with the federal lawsuit against Evans.


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Ima Leprechaun @ 12/15/2015 7:52 PM

In all fairness you have to do what you have to do to get somebody's attention. Over my career I screwed the barrel of my firearm in many peoples ear but it prevented suspects from becoming violent. The feel of a cold steel barrel of a .357 magnum revolver in someone's ear tends to make them very compliant to a peaceful arrest. It also sends them a signal that non-compliance is not an option. I never had to fire my gun once in the line of duty but knowing that I could never miss at that range was obvious even to the stupidest person.

kevCopAz @ 12/16/2015 1:45 PM

Great result. This punk is a gang banger, a lier and even the judge could tell that in a court room. Perhaps if more CPD were allowed to do police work we would not have hundreds of poor innocent Black citizens killed every year by people like Williams. Evens has a reputation of hands on real police work and should get a medal. Bet the States Atty there in Cook City dropped the charges on Williams. Now perhaps they should re-charge him, but they wont. The Feds will try to interfere as they do, but honestly the best thing that the Commander has going for him is that he is Black and the current DOJ hesitates when the officer is a minority. I hope Ofc. Evens beats the civil suit and the city doesn't do its normal thing and just cut the loser a check. ALL cities need to learn to ta=ke these suits to a jury, stop cutting checks right away if the officer is right, fight them. AND go after the people who sue for false information and perjury if applicable. This will stem some of this.

Percy @ 12/16/2015 3:46 PM

@kevcopaz
Yes dear.
It's all one big conspiracy.
How many of you are spinning around in your head right now?

Fed Cop 1 @ 1/12/2016 6:53 AM

@Percy
Go back to sleep, you're off your meds. These lawsuits are all about the money. Nothing more, nothing less. Since the criminal case fell apart due to the testimony of poor little Ricky Williams, who we all know was getting his lift together, promised to support his 11 baby-mommas, going back to school to get his GED, yadda, yadda, yadda, no they'll do the civil case, and hope the city will settle without trial, because lil' Ricky won't remember his story.

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