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Chicago police commander accused of misconduct

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CHICAGO -- A Chicago police commander has been stripped of his police powers after being charged with aggravated battery and official misconduct.

The Cook County state's attorney's office said Wednesday the charges against Cmdr. Glenn Evans are the result of a complaint filed in January 2013.

The complaint alleged Evans, who is commander of District 11 on Chicago's West Side, put the barrel of his gun into a suspect's mouth following a chase. The alleged misconduct took place in city's Park Manor neighborhood on the South Side.

In a statement, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Evans actions, if true, are unacceptable. He added Evans is innocent until proven guilty.

Evans, who has declined to comment, has a court appearance scheduled for Thursday.

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