Chicago Police Commander Glenn Evans, who was accused of shoving his gun down a suspect's throat and pressing a stun gun to the man's groin in 2013, leaves the Criminal Courts Building in Chicago on Dec. 14, 2015.
Brian Jackson-AP
By Melissa Chan
December 14, 2015

A Chicago police commander accused of shoving a gun inside a suspect’s mouth while holding a Taser to his groin has been acquitted of felony charges.

Glenn Evans, 53, was found not guilty of aggravated battery and official misconduct on Monday by a Cook County Circuit Court judge, the New York Times reports.

Prosecutors said Evans threatened to kill Rickey Williams in 2013 after he saw a gun in the suspect’s hand and pursued him into a nearby house, according to the newspaper. Evans found Williams inside a closet and threatened to kill him if he didn’t say where he hid the weapon.

The police commander then allegedly stuck his gun inside Williams’ mouth and pressed a Taser against the man’s groin. Evans was charged in August 2014, the Times reported.

[NYT]

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