CHICAGO — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Chicago police officer with a history of excessive force complaints who claimed he was unfairly targeted by a department review authority.
In his lawsuit, Glenn Evans alleged the Independent Police Review Authority retaliated against him and set him up for criminal charges by leaking to the media.
Evans sued after he was acquitted in 2015 on felony charges that alleged he shoved his service gun down a suspect’s throat.
Evans, who was demoted from commander to lieutenant, said broadcast reports of IPRA investigators finding the suspect’s DNA on his gun led Cook County prosecutors to charge him with aggravated battery and official misconduct.
U.S. District Judge Manish Shah on Thursday found that allegation “was not credible.” Shah wrote Evans had “pled himself out of court” by acknowledging prosecutors had probable cause to charge him.