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Illinois Police Officer, Lt. Joe Gliniewicz, Shot and Killed - or Suicide?

Discussion in 'Crimes' started by fran, Sep 1, 2015.

  1. President Pope Dewey

    President Pope Dewey Sanity is a state of mind

    That's what I said back in mid September, but I thought maybe he was dying of cancer or something of that nature. I thought it may very well be suicide, but I never dreamed he was crooked at the time.
  2. MadgeS

    MadgeS Bronze Member

    I never thought he was this crooked.
  3. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Fox Lake mayor, embattled ex-police chief enjoy trip amid officer suicide fallout

    SAN DIEGO -- Multiple high-ranking officials involved with investigating the explosive happenings in Fox Lake are livid, saying Mayor Donny Schmit is enjoying a trip to San Diego and the Bears game with embattled ex-police chief Michael Behan.

    WGN Investigates sources say there’s nothing illegal about the trip. But they say it simply looks terrible given the sensitive time while Fox Lake reels from last week’s revelations about Joe Gliniewicz’s suicide and the circumstances that led to it.

    Behan, who promoted Gliniewicz to lieutenant, has yet to comment on the suicide, the lengthy complaints in the Gliniewicz police file or the facts surrounding the lieutenant’s theft of money from the police Explorer program he led.

    read more .......... http://wgntv.com/2015/11/09/fox-lak...hief-enjoy-trip-amid-officer-suicide-fallout/
  4. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Illinois: The land of illegal opportunities

    Tere are a lot of ways to describe the new details surrounding the death of Fox Lake police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz.

    Sad. Disturbing. A punch to the gut.

    Here's another one: typical.

    No, it's not every day that a police officer stages his own death to cover up years of embezzling money from a youth program.

    But haven't we heard this story before? Respected public official (insert name here) shocks colleagues and community by committing (insert crime here).

    Oh wait, we did.

    read more .............. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...jackson-byrd-bennett-1110-20151109-story.html
  5. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Right Away, Coroner Was Suspicious About Supposed Murder Of Fox Lake Cop

    (CBS) – From the start, Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd says, there were red flags in the death investigation of Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Gliniewicz.

    “What I noticed was two striking things,” Rudd tells CBS 2’s Brad Edwards in his first interview since last week’s bombshell about a bad cop who staged his own suicide to look like murder.

    “There was absolutely no defensive wound whatsoever,” Rudd says of the officer’s body.

    The other suspicious factor: “His uniform was in roll-call order, which is rare in a struggle. There was only a little mud on his knees.”


    read more ............ http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/11...icious-about-supposed-murder-of-fox-lake-cop/
  6. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Donors can get refund after $127K raised for family of Lt. Gliniewicz

    CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - FOX 32 News has learned that more than $127,000 was raised to support Lt. Joe Gliniewicz’s family after his death.

    But now, Fox Lake officials are scrambling to determine whether the family will still receive those dollars.

    Five days after Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz appeared to have been murdered, one of his comrades, officer Brandy Henderson, set up a Facebook page asking people to "buy a shirt to show your support.” She promised, "All proceeds will go to the family of this fallen hero."

    The shirts cost $20 apiece. On the back of each one, it was printed that "GI Joe" would "forever be in our hearts."

    Officer Henderson directed donors to a fundraising website called Booster.com. According to the website, 8,769 shirts were sold. After expenses, that left 127,820 dollars for the Gliniewicz family.

    read more ............ http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/46580490-story
  7. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Federal lawsuit filed against Fox Lake cop's estate, city officials

    (CNN)A man who says he was "singled out" by police immediately following the staged suicide of Lt. Joe Gliniewicz has filed a lawsuit against the officer's estate and the Village of Fox Lake, Illinois, his lawyer said Friday.

    In the federal lawsuit, Vernon Randolph III claims Gliniewicz harassed and intimidated him for almost a year before the officer's death. Afterward, Randolph "was fearful he could be wrongfully charged with Gliniewicz's fictitious murder," the lawsuit said.

    Randolph's attorney, Kevin O'Connor, says the Village of Fox Lake is also a defendant in the lawsuit "for their knowingly providing a culture which allowed for this type of abuse."

    "It caused such distress that it caused Vernon to be hospitalized," O'Connor said.

    read more .............. http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/13/us/fox-lake-shooting-lawsuit-joe-gliniewicz/
  8. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Documents Show Gliniewicz Was in Charge of Obtaining Military Equipment for Fox Lake Police
    Investigators believe much of it was improperly diverted to Explorer Scouts program

    When Fox Lake Lt. Joe Gliniewicz killed himself Sept. 1, investigators say he knew his superiors were starting to ask uncomfortable questions about how and why he had amassed such a stockpile of military equipment for his Police Explorers.

    “Essentially, the kids were being trained to kill on command,” says acting chief Michael Keller. “And I don’t think that’s the intention of the Explorers, of what the Boy Scouts intended them to be.”

    There were always questions about how Gliniewicz had managed to obtain so much equipment, literally hundreds upon hundreds of military items, from a program designated strictly for police use. The answer, it turns out, is rather simple.

    Fox Lake had officially named him as their point man for procurement from that program. And all of those forms were signed by Michael Behan, the recently-resigned Chief of Police.

    Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/investiga...-Fox-Lake-Police-350767021.html#ixzz3rmwiDAhN
  9. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Former Fox Lake officer who accused dirty cop of sexual harassment left 'good ol' boys club' force after reporting abuse

    The cop sexually harassed by the dirty Illinois officer who staged his suicidewas forced to give up the job she loved after reporting the abuse because the “good ol’ boys club” department refused to fire her attacker, she said.

    Former Fox Lake officer Denise Duebner filed a complaint against her supervisor, Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, in 2001 — but Gliniewicz stayed on staff. The lack of punishment left Duebner so uneasy, she quit the force and moved away.

    “I was having nightmares,” she told NBC Chicago. "I felt unsafe so I decided to sell my house and move on.”

    Gliniewicz — an Army veteran affectionately known as “G.I. Joe” — died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound while on duty Sept. 1. Police called his death a “carefully staged suicide,” which he staged after he embezzled thousands of dollars from his squad’s youth program and spent the stolen cash on porn and vacations.

    The 52-year-old officer’s personnel file included a mound of complaints, including Duebner’s sexual harassment allegations.

    read more ......... http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...er-sexual-harassment-speaks-article-1.2437490
  10. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Duebner could have taken this complaint to the federal level. I just wanted to point that out in case there's anyone who is reading here who is experiencing sexual harassment on the job and nothing is being done about it.

    What Will the EEOC Do After I File a Complaint?
    After you have filed the sexual harassment complaint with the EEOC, the EEOC will notify your employer that you have filed charged and will start an investigation regarding the matter. If the EEOC finds that there is truth to the allegations during the investigation, it will file a lawsuit in federal court against your employer.

    During this process, an employer is prohibited to retaliate against you or any other employee because of the charges that were filed.

  11. President Pope Dewey

    President Pope Dewey Sanity is a state of mind

    Knowing what we know now, she may have been afraid of getting a bullet between the lookers if she pushed it further, not knowing who she could trust and who she couldn't.
  12. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Cop who staged suicide spent embezzled funds on coffee and movies, the rest he just wasted

    FOX LAKE, Ill. — A northern Illinois police officer who authorities say killed himself after years of embezzling from a police-sponsored youth program spent the stolen money on items such as coffee, restaurant meals and trips to the movies, according to court documents.

    The records were released Tuesday by attorneys for Melodie Gliniewicz, the widow of late Fox Lake Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz. Authorities say he staged his suicide to look like a homicide because he feared the embezzlement was about to be exposed.

    Melodie Gliniewicz’s attorneys argue prosecutors wrongly froze six accounts and two credit cards on Nov. 6 and said in a news release that she can’t pay her mortgage, doctor bills and other family expenses. Attorneys are asking for the freeze to be lifted. An official briefed on the investigation has told the AP that Melodie, and Gliniewicz’s son, D.J., are under investigation.

    read more ....... http://nypost.com/2015/11/18/cop-wh...on-coffee-and-movies-the-rest-he-just-wasted/
  13. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Wife of crooked cop who faked his own murder has bank accounts frozen - as prosecutors reveal they embezzled $78,000 to blow on dinners, vacations and porn

    The charges also span hormonal supplements, pornography and subscriptions to dating websites.

    According to the documents, Gliniewicz took out $7,000 in cash from an Explorers account and gave it to his wife.

    The accounts also allegedly covered a $15,234 student loan, and a trip to Hawaii worth $5,683.

    Everyday expenses also featured, with 238 coffee runs adding up to $2,455, $8,822 to cover 453 trips to restaurants, and 98 visits to the movies for $7,216.

    A total of $29,157 was also taken in cash, it is claimed, along with another $7,216 for 98 batches of hormonal supplements.

    A total of $2,623 was dropped on pornography and dating wesbites as well, the accounts claim. The grand total of those figures is $78,406.

    Police said they agreed to freeze the account over allegations of money laundering and theft.

    Lawyers for Mrs Gliniewicz said the accounts were frozen on November 6, and have left her unable to pay her mortgage and cover medical expenses.

    In a statement release via her lawyers, she denied all wrongdoing. The statement said: 'Melodie has faith the truth will come out'.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...led-dinners-vacations-porn.html#ixzz3rtwC4IvS
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  14. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    Where were these movies? In Cairo?
    I hope he, at least, took the explorers.
  15. MadgeS

    MadgeS Bronze Member

    dinners,vacation and porn? :eek:

  16. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Gliniewicz widow had 'unauthorized control' over funds: court records

    Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz and his widow "exerted unauthorized control over funds belonging to the Fox Lake Explorer program," an investigator for the Lake County State's Attorney's office said in court documents released this week.

    Attorneys representing the officer's 51-year-old widow, Melodie Gliniewicz, released the records as they seek to overturn a court order freezing her personal checking and savings accounts.

    Nearly $4,200 from her personal savings was freed up earlier this week, according to court records, but the overall freeze will remain in place pending a Lake County judge's ruling on Dec. 7.

    Lawyers for Melodie Gliniewicz said previously that she was unaware the state's attorney's office had filed paperwork Nov. 6 to freeze Gliniewicz's bank accounts until she attempted to buy gas three days later. The freeze also has left her unable to keep up with family expenses or pay her mortgage and medical bills, Gliniewicz's lawyers have said.

    read more .............. http://www.chicagotribune.com/subur...-bank-account-hearing-met-20151120-story.html
  17. walkie-talkie

    walkie-talkie Can you hear me now?

    Gliniewicz funds to remain frozen until Monday

    FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) -- An order to release frozen funds to the widow of a northern Illinois police officer who authorities say killed himself after embezzling from a youth program will be approved next week.

    The move was delayed after a Lake County judge in the case involving Melodie Gliniewicz had to leave the courthouse Thursday. An attorney declined to say how much will be released.

  18. walkie-talkie

    walkie-talkie Can you hear me now?

    Melodie Gliniewicz to receive $33,500 from frozen account

    FOX LAKE, Ill. (WLS) --
    Melodie Gliniewicz, the widow of disgraced Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz, will receive $33,500 from a bank account frozen as part of an investigation into her late husband's alleged embezzlement.

    Lake County Assistant State's Attorney Ken LaRue said Monday the sum consists of a paycheck and donations received after Lt. Gliniewicz's Sept. 1 death. Those donations are not under investigation.

    Melodie Gliniewicz's attorneys claimed she couldn't pay her mortgage, medical bills, or family expenses. Last month, both parties agreed to release $4,187 to the widow.

    Her lawyers released a statement Monday that said she and her family are thankful that the Lake County state's attorney's office agreed to release the funds and would cooperate with the ongoing investigation. They do not plan to make any further comment on the case.

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  19. President Pope Dewey

    President Pope Dewey Sanity is a state of mind

    Every penny should be under investigation since any funds immediately after his death were gained under false reports.
  20. walkie-talkie

    walkie-talkie Can you hear me now?

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