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Chicago Cop's Lawsuit Against Investigating Agency Tossed

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Chicago police officer with a history of excessive force complaints who claimed he was unfairly targeted by a department review authority.  Glenn Evans alleges the Independent Police Review Authority retaliated against him and set him up for criminal charges by leaking to the media.

Evans sued after he was acquitted in 2015 on felony charges that alleged he shoved his service gun down a suspect's throat. 

Evans, who was demoted from commander to lieutenant, says broadcast reports of IPRA investigators finding the suspect's DNA on his gun led Cook County prosecutors to charge him with aggravated battery and official misconduct.

U.S. District Judge Manish Shah found that allegation was not credible. Shah says Evans pled himself out of court by acknowledging prosecutors had probable cause to charge him.

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