Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Stranger Than Fiction: Illinois Police Officer Whose Death Prompted A Manhunt Was Killed In ‘Carefully Staged Suicide,’ Officials Say

Mark Berman and Mark Guarino at the Washington Post offer a strange twist to a police officer thought to be killed in the line of duty.

In September, Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz (seen above in his official photo) , a police officer in Fox Lake, Ill., radioed in one morning to say he was pursuing three possible suspects. A short time later, he was found with a fatal gunshot wound, sparking a massive manhunt that sent scores of police officers and federal agents sweeping through the area.
Two months later, police now say that Gliniewicz, a man known to many as “G.I. Joe,” was not among the handful of police officers shot and killed by a suspect this year. Instead, investigators say they determined that he took his own life after a long run of stealing money from his own police force.
Gliniewicz’s death “was a carefully staged suicide,” Cmdr. George Filenko of the task force said during a news conference Wednesday morning. “We have determined that this suicide was the end result of extensive criminal acts that Gliniewicz had committed.”
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