No Positive ID
- The alleged victim of an assault by Chicago police Cmdr. Glenn Evans was unable to identify Evans in a photo array conducted by authorities not long after the incident, Cook County prosecutors said Monday in court.
Rickey Williams also misidentified four other people who he alleged were involved in the 2013 incident in an abandoned house in the Park Manor neighborhood, said Assistant State's Attorney Lauren Freeman. He had selected all four of their photos, but none were at the scene, she said.
A fifth person misidentified by Williams was actually at the scene, according to Freeman.
The disclosure came Monday as Judge Diane Cannon dealt with last-minute issues in advance of Evans' trial scheduled for Dec. 8. He is charged with aggravated battery and official misconduct for allegedly shoving the barrel of his gun down Williams' throat and threatening to kill him.
Attorneys will return to court on the case Wednesday.
Evans has elected to let Cannon decide his fate in a bench trial.
If someone was sticking a gun in our mouth and threatening to taser the family jewels, you can be damn sure we'd be able to pick them out of a line up.
As someone pointed out, the media is making hay about the officer in the McDonald shooting having 18 complaints against him in 14 years, but Evans had nearly 40 over a shorter time span, over half involving Excessive Force, Illegal Searches and False Arrest, yet he has the support of a large segment of the community.
Looks like Anita has fucked up yet again. And it also looks like Martin Preib and his Crooked City blog, (who has been all over this case), are truly uncovering the unholy alliance of the media and the corrupt Innocence Project.