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Wed Nov 4, 2015, 06:48 PM

 

Police officer's death was a carefully staged suicide. Hero is now considered a criminal



(CNN)Initially hailed as a hero after his death, Fox Lake, Illinois, police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz is now likely to be remembered by another label: a betrayer.

What once appeared to be the killing of an officer in the line of duty turned out to be "a carefully staged suicide," George Filenko, Lake County Major Crimes Task Force commander, said Wednesday.

"This staged suicide was the end result of extensive criminal acts that Gliniewicz had been committing," Filenko said, announcing the conclusions of the investigation into the officer's September 1 death.

The officer had been stealing and laundering money from a police department program that mentored young people hoping to become law enforcement officers, Filenko said. Gliniewicz, a leader in that program, had been stealing money for at least seven years, he said.

The investigation found that the officer, who had experience creating mock crime scenes, staged his suicide to make it look like a homicide.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/04/us/fox-lake-illinois-police-officer-joe-gliniewicz/

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Reply Police officer's death was a carefully staged suicide. Hero is now considered a criminal (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2015 OP
JI7 Nov 2015 #1
Schema Thing Nov 2015 #2
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2015 #3
dembotoz Nov 2015 #4
CBGLuthier Nov 2015 #5
Ghost in the Machine Nov 2015 #6
Katashi_itto Nov 2015 #7

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 06:51 PM

1. one of those blamed on"black lives matter"activists

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 07:35 PM

2. I called this back when it happened.



Things just didn't sound right in the news reporting. You could tell that there where oddities to the reporters and even investigators, but of course they had to be careful about making any kind of overt accusation or even being plainspoken in their skepticism.

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Response to Schema Thing (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 12:42 AM

3. he authorities are now under fire and facing questions as to why the investigation, that cost more t

 

e authorities are now under fire and facing questions as to why the investigation, that cost more than $300,000 of taxpayers' money, lasted for so long - even though Gliniewicz was the center of a criminal investigation at the time of his death.
George Filenko, commander of the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force, confirmed Gliniewicz had been stealing and laundering money from the Explorers on Wednesday to use for a number of personal items, as well as gym memberships and to facilitate his loans.
Investigators found he had also forged signatures on official documents.
There are no winners here. Gliniewicz committed the ultimate betrayal to the citizens he served and the entire law enforcement community
George Filenko, commander of the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force
Filenko started the press conference saying he was 'wrapping up' the case, stating Gliniewicz's death was a 'carefully staged suicide'.
He added that his colleagues found he had deleted incriminating text messages just before his suicide.
One of them said: 'If she gets ahold of the old checking account, im pretty well f*****,' according to ABC7 Chicago.
He went on to say: 'Hopefully she decides to get a couple of drinks in her and gets a dui [sic].'


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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 01:28 AM

4. i do feel sorry for his family

the town will take it out on them

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 01:32 AM

5. I don't. There are more than a few indications that they knew about the stolen money.

Also under state law they can not take away the pension the widow will get because you can not prosecute the dead.

They even have texts between him and his son and wife talking about killing the auditor to cover his crime.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 02:12 AM

6. What if the family received compensation from a Life Insurance Company? I'd be willing to bet

that THEY will pull no stops to get every penny of it back, plus some! I replied in another post feeling bad for the family, wondering if they would now lose his pension and have to repay any life insurance settlement, but with this new information, that sympathy is now gone...

Thanks for the info, CBGLuthier!

Peace,

Ghost

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 03:56 AM

7. Lol...I remember the wailing over this guy when he died. "Hero"

 

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