Updated 12/14/15 – 11:59 a.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago police commander has been acquitted of all charges for allegedly shoving a gun in a suspect’s mouth two years ago.
Cmdr. Glenn Evans had been charged with two counts of aggravated battery and seven counts of official misconduct, for allegedly shoving his gun in the mouth of 25-year-old Ricky Williams, and pressing a stun gun against Williams’ groin, after a foot chase in 2013.
Cook County Judge Diane Cannon said Williams’ testimony about the alleged brutality was wildly inconsistent, and not believable. She noted Williams could not identify Evans in a lineup, and only ever identified him by name, which he admitted getting from the Internet with the help of his girlfriend.
“His testimony taxes the gullibility of the credulous,” Cannon said, adding that Williams was “eager to change his testimony at anyone’s request to accommodate the evidence.”
The judge noted Williams initially claimed the officer who allegedly shoved a gun in his mouth was Hispanic, but later pointed the finger at Evans, who is black. Cannon also pointed out Williams at one point said the gun was all black, with no silver, but she said Evans’ service weapon was silver with a black grip.
“Ricky Williams is not unbelievable because he is a two-time convicted felon. His testimony was … unreasonable, improbable, and contrary to human experience,” she said.