CPD Cmdr. Glenn Evans accused of sticking gun in suspect’s mouth back in court

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Lawyers for the Chicago Police Commander who's charged with brutality are pursuing an "obstruction of justice" case.

Glenn Evans is charged with aggravated battery and official misconduct. In one case, he is accused of sticking his revolver down a suspect's throat. The suspect's DNA was supposedly discovered on the barrel of Evans' gun.

Evans' lawyers on Thursday filed subpoenas that demand emails and other communications between WBEZ radio and Illinois Police Review Authority investigators. The defense team says the confidential, DNA reports were leaked to the radio station.

"It's extremely prejudicial to be putting a person's DNA report out on line and leaking it from a government agency," says Defense Attorney Laura Morask.

"This is a fishing exhibition. It's distraction, and it has nothing to do with the criminal case at all because the DNA is what tells the story here," said Antonio Romanucci, who's representing the man who was allegedly brutalized.

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