Case 257

Joe Gliniewicz

After a routine check on suspicious activity turns to tragedy for Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz, Fox Lake locals struggle to come to grips with the loss of their hero cop. A statewide manhunt ensues, but when the perpetrators aren’t immediately apprehended, the question is raised – could this have been a targeted attack?



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CNN Special Report: The Secret Life of G.I. Joe



The secret life of G.I. Joe – CNN 

Manhunt continues in Lake County as Fox Lake mourns slain police officer – Chicago Tribune

Manhunt continues for suspects in killing of Fox Lake, Illinois police officer – NBC News

Dragnet Expanded For 3 Suspects In Killing Of Illinois Police Officer – NPR

Woman charged after lying about spotting Fox Lake suspects in Volo, authorities say – ABC7 Chicago

Woman who claimed she saw Fox Lake police shooting suspects gets probation – Chicago Tribune

Vigil held for fallen Fox Lake officer as manhunt continues – Chicago Tribune 

Wife of slain Illinois police officer Joseph Gliniewicz says ‘he was my hero’ at vigil – NBC News 

Fox Lake officer laid to rest in Antioch, Illinois – CNN

Mystery deepens in death of police officer in Fox Lake, Illinois – CNN

Ex-cop charged with threatening officials in Fox Lake officer shooting case – Chicago Tribune 

Fox Lake officer’s killing: Feds reduce involvement in Joe Gliniewicz case – CNN

Widow of Illinois Cop Insists Her Husband Didn’t Commit Suicide: ‘I Wholeheartedly Believe He Was Murdered – People

Messages Recovered From Fox Lake Lieutenant’s Phone Shed Light on ‘Extensive Criminal Activity’ – NBC Chicago

Authorities: ‘Struggle Took Place’ Before Fox Lake, Illinois Officer Was Shot to Death – NBC News

Sources: Fox Lake officer’s death a suicide – Chicago Tribune 

Widow of Fox Lake Police Lt Joe Gliniewicz free on bond after indicted – WGN9

Investigation Finds Illinois Cop At Center Of Manhunt Shot Himself – NPR

‘Hero’ officer staged suicide, embezzled from youth program – Associated Press 

Death of Fox Lake, Illinois, officer a ‘carefully staged suicide’ – CNN

Fox Lake Authorities Investigating Stockpile of Military Items in Gliniewicz Explorer Post – NBC Chicago

In wake of Lt. Charles Gliniewicz’s suicide, maybe it’s time to focus on cops taking their own lives instead of instantly blaming Black Lives Matter – New York Daily News

Fox Lake disbands Gliniewicz’s Explorers youth policing group – Chicago Tribune

Grand jury indicts Fox Lake officer widow Melodie Gliniewicz – ABC7 Chicago

Lawsuit alleges racism, pattern of harassment by Lt Joe Gliniewicz – ABC7 Chicago

Melodie Gliniewicz, widow of disgraced Fox Lake police officer, pleads guilty to deceptive practices – ABC7 Chicago

Widow of disgraced Fox Lake police lieutenant faces gets 24 months probation in embezzlement case – ABC7 Chicago 

Not enough evidence to charge son of Illinois police officer – Seattle Times

The Rush To Blame Fox Lake Cop’s Death On ‘Ferguson Effect’ Was Pretty Racist – The Chicagoist

Gliniewicz faced sexual harassment complaint years ago – Chicago Sun Times

Former Fox Lake officer who accused dirty cop of sexual harassment left ‘good ol’ boys club’ force after reporting abuse – New York Daily News

Suicide possibility raised early on in Gliniewicz investigation – Chicago Sun Times

Documents Reveal Suicide Suspected Minutes After Veteran Cop Gliniewicz Was Found Shot – NBC5 Chicago



Personnel Files of Lt Charles Joseph Gliniewicz

Indictment on Melodie Gliniewicz

Obituary of Lt Charles Joseph Gliniewicz

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