Ex-Chicago police commander acquitted of shoving gun in suspect’s mouth speaks out

CHICAGO -- A Chicago Police Officer who was acquitted of shoving a gun down a suspect's throat speaks out for the first time on Thursday.

Glenn Evans says the Independent Police Review Authority tried to frame him. He also claims top police officials pressured him to resign.

He broke his silence at The Glasshouse at St. Columbanus Church at 331 East 71st Street.

"I was forced to initiate legal action. I can not, and will not allow them, or anybody else, to falsely and/or maliciously malign my character by portraying me as one that engages in wanton, or willful misconduct," Evans said. "When I make mistakes, and I make a lot of them, in my personal/professional life, I acknowledge them, and I assume responsibility for them. However, in the same way that I have stood up to fight criminals on the streets of Chicago since 1986, I will stand up to fight for myself when I am wronged. This is one of those times."

Evans filed a federal lawsuit in July.

He was once in charge of the Harrison district on West Side.

He refuses to resign from the CPD. He's now with a medical unit.