Chicago police commander to go on trial for tough tactics

Oct 5, 2015

The Chicago police chief sent his "best Guy" into a deadly neighborhood known for it's shootings.  Commander Glenn Evans sharply reduced shootings in the Grand Crossing area. Evans won gratitude from families who finally felt safe enough to sit on their porches.

But the same officer who cleaned up those streets is scheduled to go on trial on charges that his no-holds-barred style of policing went beyond the law when he allegedly shoved a gun down a suspect's throat.

The proceedings are expected to draw a complicated picture of the  city's gun violence, and Commander Evans's tough tactics resulting in being accused of his own crimes.