Saturday, July 30, 2016

Evan's Sues IPRA, Others

  • A high-ranking Chicago police officer recommended for firing after a string of excessive force complaints filed a federal lawsuit Thursday alleging officials at the embattled Independent Police Review Authority botched investigations of wrongdoing against him and set him up for criminal charges by leaking reports to the media.

    Glenn Evans, a controversial former South Side commander known for his aggressive policing style, was acquitted in December by a Cook County judge on charges he shoved his gun down Rickey Williams' throat, despite evidence showing the alleged victim's DNA on Evans' gun. Last month, a bid to fire Evans, who is now a lieutenant, over a separate misconduct allegation fizzled after officials realized they had failed to act before a five-year statute of limitations passed on taking disciplinary action.

    Evans alleged in a nine-count lawsuit filed Thursday evening that a disgruntled IPRA investigator, Matrice Campbell, leaked key information about the DNA tests on the gun to a reporter for WBEZ, who used it in a series of reports on the investigation.

    According to the suit, Campbell long held a grudge against Evans because he had written her up for insubordination in 1999 when she worked at the Wentworth District police station while he was a sergeant.
And if you read Martin Preib's Crooked City blog, the connections of Evans to the Hobley arson, the "Innocence Project," certain Chicago media and other Chicago law firms, you have a sordid tale that Hollywood couldn't make up. Evans has a helluva case that screams "conspiracy."



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic. EJ just stripped two officers and placed them on administrative duties. He also put out a department email explaining why. Can someone further comment?

7/30/2016 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forget it Glenn, It's Chicago Town.

7/30/2016 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should absolutely be helping him. It doesn't go far enough, I would love to see the rats in the newsroom feel the heat also. If he is able to show bias in his Ipra investigation, that will only help us long term. Enough of the political expediency and public indictment.

7/30/2016 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corrupt and Incompetent.

Is there anyone in Chicago Government that is honest and has integrity?

7/30/2016 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The corruption is so widespread it is unbelievable. Cook Co. itself needs to be leveled and the ground sown with salt. The population dispersed across the world, never to return to the U.S.

7/30/2016 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Originally I thought that Commander Evans might have done something like what described. There is no way I can believe how little there was to the case against him, except it is in the court records and cited by the Judge. How criminal is the IPRA? How criminal is the States Attorney Office.

I guess the Baltimore prosecutions were not an anomaly?

7/30/2016 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love it. Good luck. Video tape the depositions

7/30/2016 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Not Barney Fife said...

Sounds good. BREAK all these M'-Fers.

Put them out-of-business.

When the proverbial "shoe is on the other foot", you'll see how groveling and "We didn't mean to do anything wrong against you" excuses come out.

Finally, something GOOD to read in here!

7/30/2016 02:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys should take a look at all the shit talking on this blog, back when allegations about Evans started to brew in the pot.... When I worked at shit hole 003, I remember Evans being a guy who always backed the police. Cheers Evans

7/30/2016 03:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope Evans wins! Fuck this city!

7/30/2016 04:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless, hope he gets paid !

7/30/2016 05:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being on that side of a lawsuit may be a first for Evans.

Pick your martyrs carefully. The Evans/Water Dept worker incident is the most telling.

7/30/2016 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glen should sue the bosses threshold keep intimidating him to retire

7/30/2016 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow IPRA sucks. They put that guy on Evans case? IPRA does not even do a simple background conflict check of their people?

7/30/2016 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give em hell Glenn!

7/30/2016 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Snowflake said...

Love you Glenn!!!!! Awesome Boss, friend and all around great guy who cares about his community and the community he serves :)

7/30/2016 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prieb's book is a must read.

7/30/2016 07:12:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Go get them Glenn. They deserve it.

7/30/2016 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lt Evans lawsuit will likely be adding defendants from the Corporation Counsel/Mayor's Office if he can establish they too conspired with IPRA to fuck him over in this political with hunt !

7/30/2016 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL, I know Glenn. He was my SGT. No doubt in my mind he did that shit, lol. And the city botched the "5 year SOL"? What a joke. OOPS. We forgot about that? LOL, my ass they forgot about the 5 year SOL.

7/30/2016 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good. Even if it means a smaller settlement go for personal punitive damages. Make them pay out of their own pocket.

7/30/2016 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Glenn Go! Stick it in their collective asses.

7/30/2016 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless Glenn Evans

7/30/2016 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Evans is getting paid to sit in the medical section and do nothing---same place we paid Campbell to work (after a series of assignments in different city depts and cpd assignments)---and where she got into physical altercation with a co-worker....only wish some exempt saw the irony in this and made it happen--but truth is they are too stupid and we don't ever really address behavior patterns----even when they include multiple complaints like evans and campbell both racked up.

7/30/2016 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's probably not going to come to apologies, excuses or even depositions. If Corp Counsel has half a brain they'll settle this one right quick. A friend was on no pay status for a year and a half and lost everything. If they were smart they woulda made GE whole a long time ago. I guess no one ever accused this crowd of being smart though. After the settlement GE needs to move far far away.

7/30/2016 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


another fly in the ointment Special Ed will have to deal with.

Keep on stripping officers and RAHMBELINA and The Supe will cost the city 100'S of millions. The lawyer use a law school formula for damages in civil suit settlement.
Once an officer is stripped just add a million on the settlement.

By the time the officers beat the IPRA charges the City will have issued a nice FAT check to the Lawyers of the so called innocent victim of police brutality.

7/30/2016 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Off topic. EJ just stripped two officers and placed them on administrative duties. He also put out a department email explaining why. Can someone further comment?
7/30/2016 12:14:00 AM

Yeah, I'll comment. QUIT FUCKING WORKING! It seems like some of you hard heads still haven't gotten the message to STAY FETAL!

7/30/2016 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go get em Glenn!

7/30/2016 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope he wins.
These fucks have been running roughshod right over us for far too long now.

7/30/2016 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


If you were in a police involved shooting, would you want further comments about it blogged?

If you are a member of the media and trolling for information, gfy.

The bottom line here is stop going beyond the basic tenets of your job. Do what you have to do and do it thoroughly. If you involve yourself further in being pro active you will be prone to using force. The department will not back you, the city will not back you, the Feds will be knocking on your door or meeting you at callback. The community will crucify you and the Democratic Party will put the offender's mother on tv to pawn votes. The media will convict you in their edited style one way reporting.

Most of us took this job to be the police, some took it just as a job. Right now until further notice it is just a job if you value your freedom, your assets and your job. Anyone with a grain of common sense knows that the offender is dead due to his actions. Anyone with a grain of common sense also knows that the powers that be do not have a grain of common sense and will make your life hell. Act accordingly.

7/30/2016 02:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to the circus!
Sit back enjoy the ride.

7/30/2016 02:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ipra , cpd and city is fucked. Evans has TONS of dirt on EVERYONE, especially IPRA, CCSAO, . Some CPD exempts. If the city doesn't settle, Evans will tear them apart.

7/30/2016 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes you win some, sometimes you lose some,good guys wins some,bad guys wins some,but it escapes me why anyone would be compelled to shove your gun in the mouth of anyone,and at least not swab it or submerge in soap and water ,alcohol,or gasoline,or simply a gun cleaning kit,I've heard stories of Batons used to stick up an offender's as,but let's not be too surprised,it's CPD,even heard office took home his cuffs for some foreplay,forgets keys and call for a car to come out to uncuff the wife in her Victoria secret outfit,so basically we are a dumb breed that needs to learn from our own mistakes,and some don't learn even then!

7/30/2016 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone please explain why the department can't go after Evans for a previous misconduct allegation because the five year statue ended but they can fire the officer that was in a photo with Finnegan and an offender who was wearing antlers that was taken fifteen years ago.

7/31/2016 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glen I hope you get payed and only then will all your hard work pay-off $$$$


7/31/2016 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sue the bitchass mayor along with macarthy.

7/31/2016 08:25:00 PM  

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