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Judge hears allegations against Chicago officer

Published: Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 1:24 p.m. CST
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This Jan. 8, 2013 photo shows Chicago Police Commander Glenn Evans at a CAPS program event in Chicago. Evans has been stripped of his police powers after being charged with aggravated battery and official misconduct. The Cook County state's attorney's office said Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, the charges against Evans are the result of a complaint filed in January 2013 that alleges Evans put the barrel of his gun into a suspect's mouth following a chase. He has a court appearance scheduled Thursday, Aug. 28. (AP Photo/Sun-Times Media, Brian Jackson) MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUT, NO SALES

CHICAGO – Prosecutors say a veteran Chicago police commander accused of misconduct chased a suspect into an abandoned home, stuck a gun down his throat and held a stun gun to his groin.

Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Lauren Freeman says DNA found on the gun is a match for the suspect who alleges he was abused during the January 2013 arrest.

Fifty-two-year-old Glenn Evans appeared in court Thursday on charges of aggravated battery and official misconduct. He was stripped of his police powers this week. He's been a Chicago police officer for 28 years.

Defense attorney Laura Morask denied the charges and said investigators have never come to Evans for his version of events.

The officer was released without having to post bond. He left the courtroom without speaking to reporters.

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