Anita Blames ISP
Not content with just pandering and such, Anita goes for "blame" as a political strategy:
- Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said Thursday that a backlog at the Illinois State Police crime lab was responsible for a nearly one-year delay in processing key DNA evidence that has led to charges against a Chicago Police commander for allegedly putting a gun in a suspect’s mouth.
Glenn Evans, commander of the Harrison District on the West Side, allegedly put his .45-caliber pistol “deep down” the suspect’s throat last year. Evans also allegedly held a Taser to the man’s groin and threatened to kill him unless he led officers to the gun he was allegedly carrying.
Evans, 52, one of police Supt. Garry McCarthy’s most trusted commanders, was charged Wednesday with official misconduct and aggravated battery, both felonies. He was released Thursday without having to post bond and was able to avoid reporters when he was allowed to go through a ceremonial door rarely used at the courthouse.
Hasn't County learned from the last time someone was allowed to sneak out a back door? Monique Bonds said the State Police testing process was normal and nothing in the paperwork indicated that there was a "rush" on the testing kits, thoug she admitted a "rush" job means 3-to-4 months anyway.