Chicago Police Commander Shoves Gun Into Suspect’s Mouth

Cmrdr. Glenn Evans (courtesy wbez.org)

“It was unclear at what point Cmdr. Glenn Evans allegedly placed the barrel of his service weapon into the suspect’s mouth,” chicagotribune.com reports. Despite the Trib’s deployment of the word “allegedly” it seems pretty clear that’s exactly what Cmdr. Evans did. “DNA from the man was found on Evans’ gun, according to a State Police lab report.” That said, innocent until proven guilty! Despite the fact that “Evans is among 662 officers with 11 or more complaints during a five-year period in the 2000s, newly released police records show. He had 14 complaints between 2001 and 2006 and faced no discipline for any of them, the records show.” Evan’s boss, Supt. Garry “Guns Are the Problem” McCarthy, is a big Evans fan. In fact . . .

During an unrelated news conference Monday at a West Side police station, McCarthy gave a stern response to a reporter when asked whether he supported Evans despite IPRA’s recommendation to have him relieved of his police powers.

“I’m not going to answer that question. That’s absurd. Do I support him? If I didn’t support him, he wouldn’t be there,” McCarthy said.

McCarthy continued to defend Evans, explaining how the commander was working through two high-profile incidents in his district over the weekend: the accidental shooting of a 3-year-old boy, and the shooting of an armed teenager by police that sparked protests.

“I’m sorry, do you know that Cmdr. Evans was working from 9 o’clock Friday morning until about midnight Saturday …? You don’t,” McCarthy said. “And you also don’t know that Cmdr. Evans was on the scene of the police-related shooting last night on Sunday evening to ensure that there was not a problem on the streets. So you really should have some context when you ask questions like that.”

Context. Given the info above – 662 officers with more than 11 complaints lodged against them – and the recent revelations that the Chicago police have been cooking the books on crime stats, you’d think Supt. McCarthy would avoid that term. Which just goes to show you don’t have to be Jewish to have chutzpah. [h/t DD]

comments

  1. avatar john seagus says:

    He didn’t do anything wrong at all. Sometimes you have to do put a gun in someone’s mouth.

    He is God’s man appointed over us to rule us and punish us. He is led by God in all things so if he did that, it was because he has to. You can’t punish God’s man for doing what he had to do.

    Our lives are under the control of God as exercised through that man. God’s will be done.

    1. avatar Kevin L says:

      That was sarcasm right? Or are you just crazy?

      1. avatar JR_in_NC says:

        It COULD be both.

      2. avatar Zora says:

        You need to update your sarcasm detector. The current version should be v4.15.

        1. avatar twency says:

          Hmm, then why does mine say 5.56?

        2. avatar Jeff says:

          You’re obviously not a developer, because I’ve been running Sarcastometer beta 4 v5.0 for 3 months! 😛

    2. avatar notalima says:

      Police abuse in ChiTown. Next on the news: Water is wet.

      1. avatar Patrick Hayes says:

        +1

    3. avatar Jake Tallman says:

      You’re genuinely insane. I’ve seen some of your other comments, and they disgust me. Please kill yourself. God rules all, as you said, and He commanded me to tell you to kill yourself, which is certainly odd, but as you know, He works in mysterious ways. Who are you to defy the will of the Almighty?

      /sarc, more or less

    4. avatar John M. says:

      Well, your other choice is vox populi, vox Dei. So let me know how that works out for you.

      1. avatar LarryinTX says:

        Not real well-I don’t speak Spanish.

    5. avatar Dickie J says:

      Amen. May the boots of our merciful overlords rest lightly upon our necks. May their firearms be inserted ever so gently into our mouths. And regardless of their ill deeds, may they continue to receive paid administrative leave and return home safely each day.

  2. avatar Bill says:

    Yeah, that’s not a good thing to do (allegedly).

  3. avatar jwm says:

    It’s what I’ve been saying. There’s no hope of cleaning up a given city unless you start at the top. Get rid of the mayors, the councils and the cheifs that are corrupt and the little people will fall in line.

    1. avatar Barstow Cowboy says:

      If you just “get rid of” people then that’s overturning the will of the people who elected them, so you have to have an election, and then you get people voting for the lesser of two evils, and that’s how we got into this mess, so what to do?

      1. avatar jwm says:

        Let me clarify. The voters in a given, city/county/state/country have to put aside their petty differences and vote for justice. The lessor of 2 evils is a start. So long as the voters let the lessor know they will boot him after one cycle if he’s not an improvement.

        That, or we can keep going the way we are. It’s the citizens choice.

    1. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

      that’s the movie/video quote I suggested this morning when I sent the article.

      Perhaps we should be careful what we say about the “good” commander – isn;’t it racist for us to attack him b/c he is Black?? Won’t Sharpton and Jackson protest, rally, and march? oh wait, that’s right. double standards. and now the commander is mcCarthy’s b!tch and well, he wil go along to get along and keep that fat pension

  4. avatar John in AK says:

    Put yourself in this guy’s shoes. Who among us has never stuck a gun in somebody’s mouth? I know that when I get really tired, and stressed, I occasionally stick MY gun into somebody’s mouth. Come on, I don’t do it ALL the time, just at those ‘certain moments,’ and normally I’m really a nice guy, so what’s the big deal? Besides, THIS guy is Black.

    Nothing left to see, here. Move along.

    1. avatar Tama Paine says:

      My thoughts exactly. There is a major billionaire-funded push on to disempower citizens and render them victims. For just one example, see I-594 in WA State–Bill and Melinda Gates and others trying to use the state’s initiative process to undermine our state constitution’s 2A/pre-emption clause.

      They are also trying to delegitimate LE’s role in dealing with the undertow created and sustained as a threat to be unleashed on the law abiding anytime the MSM and their elite owners determine the time is ripe/an election is forthcoming/a Two Weeks’ Hate is needed.

      Chicago’s PD is as rotten as they come; Chicago Magazine laid all that out (see Robert’s link), including Rahm Emanuel’s role in it. This is the stink of Chicagoland. This doesn’t mean all LEOs in Chicagoland are corrupt. The ones who are, however, seem to do great in their careers.

      1. avatar Ricanmd says:

        “This doesn’t mean all LEOs in Chicagoland are corrupt. The ones who are, however, seem to do great in their careers.”

        In these stories there always seems to be an apologist in the comments, “Not all cops are bad”. Well if they continue to cover up for each other then they all can be painted by the same brush.

      2. avatar B says:

        Its pretty safe to say all cops in Chicago > 5 years are likely bad. Corrupt systems inherently weed out those who don’t tow the thin blue line. The entire force would have to be disbanded and replaced with out of town forces to fix the core of corruption there.

    2. avatar Eric L says:

      I keep trying to get my wife to let me stick my gun in her mouth but she keeps saying that she has a headache

      1. avatar Dickie J says:

        Can you blame her? You know how those things just go off sometimes…

      2. avatar Tim says:

        Especially if you don’t have the right holster covering it.

      3. avatar Gene says:

        Derringers aren’t real guns.

        1. avatar Geoff PR says:

          Tell that to the rabid ‘possum I sent to the Great Hereafter.

          Thank You, NAA Mini Revolver.

  5. avatar Roscoe says:

    I don’t the word for McCarthy is “chutzpah”

  6. avatar former water walker says:

    Maybe he should be a cop in Ferguson Missouri. ‘Cause you know black cops are less evil to other black folks…

    1. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

      allow me to quote the great 20th Century Negro poet, Ice Cube. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuck_tha_Police

      On this important body of work, namely, F**k the police, as Mr. Cube puts it, and I quote:

      But don’t let it be a black and a white one
      ‘Cause they’ll slam ya down to the street top
      Black police showing out for the white cop

      —Ice Cube

      1. avatar Garrison Hall says:

        Showing out for the white cop? Yep.

    2. avatar Rokurota says:

      Okay, enough with the race comments. This is not a race issue. This is an abuse of power issue which obviously crosses race lines. You will not hear me dismiss racial profiling or ____ing while black problems, but let’s not lose sight of the real problem.

      1. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

        I think that’s exactly his point: that police abuse is not dependent upon race of the officers or of the citizenry they serve, but rather is fostered by a culture of corruption and detachment insulating officers from the consequences of their actions.

        1. avatar former water walker says:

          My point is a bit of sarcasm. Is that Dirk commenting too. That said I’ve known at least a dozen Chicago cops in my life and lived in Chicago. Several black cops too. Mostly total a##holes. The black cops especially hated their own. The general attitude was “he’s guilty of something”. And my black brothers in law railroaded for crimes they didn’t commit…

      2. avatar Jus Bill says:

        Oh, OK –

  7. avatar Mediocrates says:

    gee. now I know when an officer shoves a gun in my mouth, he’s just having a bad day…

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      And/ or just tired…

  8. avatar dh34 says:

    Well then Superintendent, you are an accomplice in this matter since you allowed one of your officers, and one in a senior leadership position, to exceed his physical and mental limitations. You as his immediate supervisor allowed or directed him to work those hours, and subsequently put himself, other officers and the public at risk. You are derelict in your duties as a leader. Perhaps you should be disciplined for your lack of judgement as well.

  9. avatar BDub says:

    I sure it was all consensual.

  10. avatar TheOtherDavid says:

    Maybe this is part of the enhanced accuracy training program – given how bad many (not all) officers are when it comes to shooting straight, he’s just adopting the new CPD “Oral Cavity Contact Shooting” method.

    Lots of new medical terms to follow: Glock Gum, Taurus Tongue, M&P Mouth, Sig Sour Breath….

    Still going to shoot dogs from 30 feet as they run away, though. Too much biting hazard for intra-oral ballistics.

    1. avatar Jake Tallman says:

      Of course, even if they were to do that, most of them would still completely miss (somehow)….

  11. avatar Ralph says:

    Supt. Garry “Guns Are the Problem” McCarthy, is a big Evans fan.

    If McCarthy had his way, that gun would not have been shoved into the prisoner’s mouth.

    Just the opposite.

  12. avatar KingSarc48265 says:

    If anybody is curious about the officer involved shooting that sparked protests secondcitycop.blogspot.com has a post about it today. The ”victim’s” nickname on the street was Lil Crack. Way to rally behind a hero Chicago.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      The ”victim’s” nickname on the street was Lil Crack.

      Obviously, his nickname was given to him in infancy by his parents while changing his diapers.

      1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

        Her name…

  13. avatar Clark says:

    But wait…the media keeps telling me that Cops should be the only ones on our streets with firearms…

    1. avatar John M. says:

      Who can blame McCarthy for not wanting the populace to have guns if some of his best friends run around shoving them in people’s mouths when they get tired?

  14. avatar Eneils says:

    Hey, it’s Chicago, he only needs one more orifice to complete the double.

  15. avatar Sgt Frank says:

    If he had no broken teeth he could have sneezed on the gun……while being arrested.

  16. avatar Forrest says:

    Sings “This is my rifle, this is my gun…”

    I stick my gun in other people’s mouth from time to time as well.

    Sorry, couldn’t help but make that joke.

    In all seriousness though, this dirtbag needs to be out of a job and stamping license plates in federal detention for a few years. Somebody’s gotta teach those cops up there that if they keep abusing people’s civil rights, they’re gonna have a bad time.

  17. avatar DavyJones says:

    How was the suspect supposed to answer his questions with a mouth full of gun? Did the Cmdr also tell him to not look him in the eye?

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      The same way a suspect is told not to move, put his hands up and lay down on the ground all at the same time.

      1. avatar Indiana Tom says:

        And if he does not..bang!

    2. avatar LarryinTX says:

      And confiscated the video?

  18. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

    What does the officer’s work schedule over the last week and a half have to do with his alleged record of abuse of power over the last decade and a half?

    Whenever someone’s response seems wildly irrelevant or disproportionate to the assertion made or question posed, it’s likely that their response is actually in perfect proportion and relation to the totality of factors swirling in their heads.

    In this case, boss man is responding not simply to the question, but to the overall uncomfortable reality that he and his department have shielded and thereby encouraged a rogue cop’s abuse of the public for many years. Factor in that there are usually more incidents that take place which never find their way into a formal report, and you likely have an officer who’s been running rampant running roughshod.

    Boss man is angry at being unmasked as the leader of the city’s biggest criminal gang.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      Well, it’s not actually the biggest gang, just the gang with the best pension plan.

      1. avatar Indiana Tom says:

        And best uniform plan along with tax payer supplied military equipment.

      2. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

        Touché. I stand corrected, while I sit laughing.

  19. avatar Jus Bill says:

    “I’m not going to answer that question. That’s absurd. Do I support him? If I didn’t support him, he wouldn’t be there,” McCarthy said.

    He’s right, context is important. For instance, McCarthy was responding to a question asked by a seven foot tall pink invisible rabbit named “Harvey.”

  20. avatar Bobby C King says:

    And we wonder why we have a divide between the public and the paramilitary trained police.

    THIS MUST STOP!

    Local Law Enforcement are to protect and serve, not subject suspects into submission and false confession.

    This Generation of Political Leaders will go down in history as being the Generation that lead to the decay of the complete moral fiber of pubic service!!

    Arm yourself, the Police State is coming and our only hope is that we have enough people to demand change by matching force with equal force. That is unless the present mentality of the manner of training our Law Enforcement officials is not changed and changed soon.

    Brown’s death hopefully will be remembered as the catalyst that caused the return of the local Law Enforcement Agency’s to be trained properly as public servants, not individual dictators. You get reflections of your actions when your in public service from those you abuse.

    1. avatar John in AK says:

      I have a question. . . what if you are wrong? What if, just maybe, Brown was the agent provocateur and not the cop? What if, just maybe, Brown was a dangerous out-of-control felon and a giant thug to boot, who’d just strong-armed a much smaller store owner while stealing from him, thus committing 2nd-Degree Robbery, a felony in any jurisdiction, and then committed another felony by seriously injuring a police officer (or any other person–if you break their orbital bone, you have seriously injured ANYONE) and was going to commit possibly the ultimate felony–murder–before he was killed by the intended victim with totally-legal and totally-justifiable force?

      You have leapt to several conclusions, but not ONCE, just like the savages in Ferguson, have you considered that the officer was NOT a jack-booted racist thug bent on murdering innocent black ‘youths,’ but was defending his own life in the only way that he had to survive.

      Prejudiced much?

  21. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    Well, at least he knew he was going home that night.

  22. avatar Retired LEO says:

    He needs to be gone from policing & not covered by LEOSA. I thought about doing it once to a proud & boastful molester of a 3 y/o but professional enough to let the lifers in prison take good care of him.

    BTW he had pics and had sodomized the kid for a year +. No chance he was innocent. He got 7 years + pysch treatment.

    1. avatar Patrick Hayes says:

      We think about all sorts of things…we just don’t do them……

    2. avatar jwm says:

      worked in a state prison. The only thing Hollywood gets right is the way other cons feel about molesters. It gets real ugly.

      1. avatar Retired LEO says:

        Giving back to society. Courts do not give justice to the kids.

        1. avatar jwm says:

          Don’t misunderstand me. Cons doing a little community service is a good thing.

  23. avatar Patrick Hayes says:

    Looking through my Basic law enforcement training Manuel……

    Gun in suspects mouth…….Gun in suspects mouth……..

    Nope…not in there.

    Lets see….How about the criminal code?

    There it is! Aggravated assault…….

    There is NO justification for this…ever. Not only is it illegal it is tactical stupid. What do you expect from Obamas police department? This fool needs to be gone.

    1. avatar mad mike says:

      Spelling isn’t in your manual either…. or did you name your manual, “Manuel”?

  24. avatar Calvin says:

    McCarthy’s just glad streetlights don’t have DNA.

  25. avatar DaveL says:

    No, no, you’ve got it all wrong. The suspect tried to grab the officer’s gun. With his mouth. By the barrel. That must be it.

  26. avatar More gun laws says:

    So it’s OK because he worked a 36 hour stretch. We just needed the context.

    Wonder what he gets to do when he hits 48 hours in a row?

  27. avatar Publius says:

    Armed, violent thug uses his gun in a violent and thuggish manner. News at 11.

  28. avatar Rusty Chains says:

    Could the good Commander not have been checking to make sure the “alleged” suspect practiced good oral hygiene? Flossing is so important!

  29. avatar Mark N. says:

    What is the difference between putting a gun in an arrestee’s mouth or putting it to the back of his head when the cop prones him out against a wall or the hood of a car?

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      Image. You knew that, Mark.

  30. avatar Paul53 says:

    Mouth?

  31. avatar Bob72 says:

    Is every government official (current and former) from Chicago corrupt as hell. Do they even attempt to honor the Bill of Rights or even human decency? Unfortunate for the people, these kinds of people run the federal government as well.

  32. avatar Jason says:

    He pry wanted to put something else in his mouth…bad cop no homoerotic fantasies for you now go sit in the corner.

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