On the day Police Cmdr. Glenn Evans is charged with official misconduct and aggravated battery for allegedly putting the barrel of a gun in a suspect’s mouth, we talk to WBEZ editor Derek John about how they broke the story of the alleged misconduct.
Supt. Gary McCarthy issued the following statement:
“The alleged actions, if true, are unacceptable to the both the residents we serve and to the men and women of this department. As soon as we were made aware of the charges Commander Evans was relieved of his police powers, pending the outcome of this matter. Like any private citizen, the commander is innocent until proven guilty and we need to allow this case to proceed like any other. We will cooperate fully with prosecutors.”