To have an actual trial, you kind of have to have evidence - and this qualifies:
- A Cook County judge on Wednesday shot down an effort by a Chicago police commander charged with assaulting a suspect to bar key DNA evidence that appears to back up prosecutors' account of the incident.
Attorneys for Glenn Evans had sought to throw out DNA evidence taken from the barrel of his service weapon, alleging the commander did not give legal consent since a superior officer ordered him to hand over the gun. Evans is charged with aggravated battery and official misconduct for allegedly shoving the barrel of his gun down a suspect's throat
and threatening to kill him.
Prosecutors have said a crime lab analysis found the alleged victim's DNA on the barrel of Evans' gun.
In denying the defense motion, Judge Diane Cannon said Evans acted no differently than an officer turning over his service weapon after a police shooting.
Well, it's actually a bit different from turning over a gun involved in a shooting. Might this already be grounds for an appeal? The show goes on.