CHICAGO - Illinois Congressman Danny Davis says Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel should remove a West Side police commander in order to avert the sort of violence that has roiled a St. Louis suburb this week.
Davis (D-Chicago) said Harrison District Cmdr. Glenn Evans, who is under criminal investigation for allegedly assaulting an arrested man, should be reassigned until the case is over.
“Let’s just find some other work right now for the commander to do,” Davis said late Tuesday in his East Garfield Park office. “That’s what I think would be in the best interests of promoting the kind of relationships between law enforcement and community” that prevents rioting like what hit Ferguson, Missouri, after one of that suburb’s police officers fatally shot an unarmed black teenager.
“It has happened many, many times in Chicago,” Davis said. “So I think an ounce of prevention is worth much more than a pound of cure.” ...More HERE