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Chicago police commander to go on trial for tough tactics
Oct. 5, 2015
When a West Side neighborhood decayed into a deadly shooting gallery, the Chicago police chief said he was sending his "best guy" into the fray to turn back the drug- and gang-fueled violence.The chief called Cmdr.
System to handle police complaints in NWI is broken, critics say
Dec. 12, 2014
A recent traffic stop in Hammond, Ind. that led to accusations of excessive force is part of a national debate over how to hold police accountable
Aldermen skip chance to ask about commander accused of police brutality
Oct. 29, 2014
Appearing before the Chicago City Council, the head of the city agency that investigates excessive-force complaints never got a question about the city’s handling of Cmdr. Glenn Evans.
Prosecutors want indicted police commander’s past in court
Oct. 24, 2014
Cook County prosecutors on Thursday told a judge they would try to bring other “crimes and bad acts” into a felony case against Chicago police Cmdr. Glenn Evans.
Indicted police commander suspended from duty 11 times
Sep. 18, 2014
As Cook County prosecutors unveil grand-jury charges, WBEZ learns more about Glenn Evans’ 28 years as a Chicago cop.
He threatened to ‘push my nose through my brain’
Sep. 11, 2014
Police brutality lawsuits against a Chicago commander facing felony charges have cost taxpayers more than a quarter million dollars, WBEZ has found. That price tag appears certain to increase.
Lawsuit: Police commander's alleged battery amounted to 'torture'
Sep. 9, 2014
A South Sider whose brutality complaint led to felony charges against a Chicago police commander takes his allegations to federal court.
Despite excessive-force complaints, police commander has support
Aug. 8, 2014
The West Side commander is under a legal cloud for allegedly using excessive force, but some residents of his district say they welcome his aggressive approach to crime.
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