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Cop Kills Himself to Cover Up his Crimes, Staged it to Make it Look Like a ‘War on Cops’

Fox Lake, IL — In September, a massive manhunt ensued after Lt. Joe Gliniewicz was found dead 50 yards from his cruiser 15 minutes after he radioed in that he was pursuing three suspects on foot. Despite locking down the entire town, no suspects were found in the area.

On Wednesday, it was revealed that the reason no suspects were ever found was due to the fact that Gliniewicz killed himself. In a press conference Wednesday morning, Lake County Major Crimes Task Force commander George Filenko said, “This staged suicide was the end result of extensive criminal acts that Gliniewicz had been committing.”

An investigation revealed Gliniewicz had been stealing and laundering money from the police department program that mentored young people hoping to become law enforcement officers.

After fearing that he’d be caught, Gliniewicz planned an elaborate and “a carefully staged suicide,” according to Filenko. Investigators found that Gliniewicz, “who had experience creating mock crime scenes,” fabricated the entire exhibition to make his suicide look like a homicide.

Investigators also said that Gliniewicz had help from at least two other individuals, but they couldn’t say whether or not they were cops, citing the “ongoing investigation.”

On September 10th, Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd announced that he suspected Gliniewicz death could have been a suicide, but he was met with heavy backlash from Gliniewicz’s fellow officers.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office was incensed at Rudd’s public comments, and said the coroner put “the entire case at risk.”

“This is an active investigation, and it’s inappropriate for anyone other than the investigating body to release information to the media, prior to providing a final written report of the findings, or even having a conversation with the Task Force,” said Filenko in September.

Adding even more mystery to this already perplexing case was the fact that Gliniewicz was involved in an investigation of his own prior to his death.

According to WGN TV:

WGN Investigates has learned that the village sought approval to pay more than $25,000 to a private detective agency to investigate its former chief of police.

The chief was placed on paid administrative leave after a village administrator started questioning what she called lax discipline of another officer.

That officer was accused of verbally and physically abusing a man in custody. The incident happened in December, but the village review didn’t begin until eight months later.

The shooting occurred the day after Gliniewicz was asked to help in the investigation of the chief.

During the media frenzy following the death of Fox Lake police Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz, some mainstream outlets invariably began creating their own narrative, pushing the bounds of speculation with a dearth of known facts. Fox News, in particular, used it to trump their new slogan of a “war on cops,” despite the fact that 2015 is turning out to be a safe year for cops, relative to past years and decades.

With this revelation comes yet another death blow to the false narrative pushed by police that there is actually a “war on cops.”

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  • Maybe he was killed by his own police department because he was the only “honest” cop and they made it look like a suicide to make him look like the sole crooked cop in the entire police department…just think about it people, you never know…remember “Serpico”

  • Maybe he was killed by his own police department because he was the only “honest” cop and they made it look like a suicide to make him look like the sole crooked cop in the entire police department…just think about it people, you never know…remember “Serpico”

  • Maybe he was killed by his own police department because he was the only “honest” cop and they made it look like a suicide to make him look like the sole crooked cop in the entire police department…just think about it people, you never know…remember “Serpico”

  • War on cops? Cyber-shaming on shameful cops maybe…

  • War on cops? Cyber-shaming on shameful cops maybe…

  • War on cops? Cyber-shaming on shameful cops maybe…

  • He died from two gunshot wounds how can you do that to yourself?

    • first shot didnt go through vest, wanted it to look like a homocide

    • And they would be able to tell if the gun was fired within about 3-5 feet of him.. And have you ever been shot with a vest on? The whole point of it is to transfer the force of the bullet to your whole upper body so it doesn’t penetrate… From point blank… It would have firstly penetrated the vest… If by some miracle it didn’t he would have had broken several ribs, and have knocked the wind out of him as well.. He wouldn’t have been able to shoot himself again..not for a while anyway.

      As it said it came shortly after he was chosen to investigate the chief who Immediately cane out and said “suicide”. Things don’t add up.

    • What’s a homocide?

  • He died from two gunshot wounds how can you do that to yourself?

    • first shot didnt go through vest, wanted it to look like a homocide

    • And they would be able to tell if the gun was fired within about 3-5 feet of him.. And have you ever been shot with a vest on? The whole point of it is to transfer the force of the bullet to your whole upper body so it doesn’t penetrate… From point blank… It would have firstly penetrated the vest… If by some miracle it didn’t he would have had broken several ribs, and have knocked the wind out of him as well.. He wouldn’t have been able to shoot himself again..not for a while anyway.

      As it said it came shortly after he was chosen to investigate the chief who Immediately cane out and said “suicide”. Things don’t add up.

    • What’s a homocide?

  • He died from two gunshot wounds how can you do that to yourself?

    • first shot didnt go through vest, wanted it to look like a homocide

    • And they would be able to tell if the gun was fired within about 3-5 feet of him.. And have you ever been shot with a vest on? The whole point of it is to transfer the force of the bullet to your whole upper body so it doesn’t penetrate… From point blank… It would have firstly penetrated the vest… If by some miracle it didn’t he would have had broken several ribs, and have knocked the wind out of him as well.. He wouldn’t have been able to shoot himself again..not for a while anyway.

      As it said it came shortly after he was chosen to investigate the chief who Immediately cane out and said “suicide”. Things don’t add up.

    • What’s a homocide?

  • Not to mention people that actually know him and from the area say the police department took him out and its a cover up for their crimes.

  • Not to mention people that actually know him and from the area say the police department took him out and its a cover up for their crimes.

  • Not to mention people that actually know him and from the area say the police department took him out and its a cover up for their crimes.

  • I heard about this on the Local News Radio Station (KCBS) in my truck on my way home earlier today, I was shaking my head all through the report and now the General Public knows what’s up with the cops.

  • I heard about this on the Local News Radio Station (KCBS) in my truck on my way home earlier today, I was shaking my head all through the report and now the General Public knows what’s up with the cops.

  • I heard about this on the Local News Radio Station (KCBS) in my truck on my way home earlier today, I was shaking my head all through the report and now the General Public knows what’s up with the cops.

  • The men and women who make up law enforcement in this country are human. Humans are easily corrupted. Those who blindly support law enforcement need to remember that.

  • The men and women who make up law enforcement in this country are human. Humans are easily corrupted. Those who blindly support law enforcement need to remember that.

  • The men and women who make up law enforcement in this country are human. Humans are easily corrupted. Those who blindly support law enforcement need to remember that.

  • Wasn’t he investigating his chief and on the case for a day before “he killed himself”

  • Wasn’t he investigating his chief and on the case for a day before “he killed himself”

  • Wasn’t he investigating his chief and on the case for a day before “he killed himself”

  • Jon Schrift smfh the liberal media spinning this like they’re Fox News.

    • They don’t know shit…this is a VERY VERY crooked area.

    • There needs to be a federal investigation. I’d bet my life savings the chief took him out or ordered someone to. Its such a Shame.

  • Jon Schrift smfh the liberal media spinning this like they’re Fox News.

    • They don’t know shit…this is a VERY VERY crooked area.

    • There needs to be a federal investigation. I’d bet my life savings the chief took him out or ordered someone to. Its such a Shame.

  • Jon Schrift smfh the liberal media spinning this like they’re Fox News.

    • They don’t know shit…this is a VERY VERY crooked area.

    • There needs to be a federal investigation. I’d bet my life savings the chief took him out or ordered someone to. Its such a Shame.

  • wrong. he was murdered. he filed a complaint against a fellow officer for abusing a handcuffed prisoner and was investigating the chief of police before he died!

  • wrong. he was murdered. he filed a complaint against a fellow officer for abusing a handcuffed prisoner and was investigating the chief of police before he died!

  • wrong. he was murdered. he filed a complaint against a fellow officer for abusing a handcuffed prisoner and was investigating the chief of police before he died!

  • Ok, idiots this is very simple. Most of you guys are out of town stupid. If anyone knows anything about the Suburban Chicago Police Departments knows very well that this is a cover up. A coworker killed the cop to prevent going Public

    • Just like McHenry County hiring a criminal for an administrative position because he was a friend of the Sheriff. These departments are all corrupt.

  • Ok, idiots this is very simple. Most of you guys are out of town stupid. If anyone knows anything about the Suburban Chicago Police Departments knows very well that this is a cover up. A coworker killed the cop to prevent going Public

    • Just like McHenry County hiring a criminal for an administrative position because he was a friend of the Sheriff. These departments are all corrupt.

  • Ok, idiots this is very simple. Most of you guys are out of town stupid. If anyone knows anything about the Suburban Chicago Police Departments knows very well that this is a cover up. A coworker killed the cop to prevent going Public

    • Just like McHenry County hiring a criminal for an administrative position because he was a friend of the Sheriff. These departments are all corrupt.

  • Dishonor!

  • Dishonor!

  • Dishonor!

  • Guilt got to him

    • Read the comments from me and Jon Scrift. He wasn’t the dirty cop.

    • Cops killing each other to protect themselves

  • Guilt got to him

    • Read the comments from me and Jon Scrift. He wasn’t the dirty cop.

    • Cops killing each other to protect themselves

  • Guilt got to him

    • Read the comments from me and Jon Scrift. He wasn’t the dirty cop.

    • Cops killing each other to protect themselves

  • Same ole Shit It Is All his Fault !!!

  • Same ole Shit It Is All his Fault !!!

  • Same ole Shit It Is All his Fault !!!

  • Good! We need more cops just like him!

    • Dead or truthful and wanting the best for the people?

    • Tbh I think Its sad I have to ask that

    • It depends which side of the story you want to believe ! Yes joe it’s a sad world out there… I personally want to believe there are good cops out there but from what is happening nowadays it’s hard … Yes there is a war out there and it’s on us from all levels of government ! They all serve the big banks and corporations then their own people they swore an oath to serve…

  • Good! We need more cops just like him!

    • Dead or truthful and wanting the best for the people?

    • Tbh I think Its sad I have to ask that

    • It depends which side of the story you want to believe ! Yes joe it’s a sad world out there… I personally want to believe there are good cops out there but from what is happening nowadays it’s hard … Yes there is a war out there and it’s on us from all levels of government ! They all serve the big banks and corporations then their own people they swore an oath to serve…

  • Good! We need more cops just like him!

    • Dead or truthful and wanting the best for the people?

    • Tbh I think Its sad I have to ask that

    • It depends which side of the story you want to believe ! Yes joe it’s a sad world out there… I personally want to believe there are good cops out there but from what is happening nowadays it’s hard … Yes there is a war out there and it’s on us from all levels of government ! They all serve the big banks and corporations then their own people they swore an oath to serve…

  • More proof of the great lengths they are trained to lie to protect image and career.

  • More proof of the great lengths they are trained to lie to protect image and career.

  • More proof of the great lengths they are trained to lie to protect image and career.

  • Rest in Peace – the truth will be known. Prayers for the Family and Friends

  • Rest in Peace – the truth will be known. Prayers for the Family and Friends

  • Rest in Peace – the truth will be known. Prayers for the Family and Friends

  • Who said police officers are dumb. This was a delberate act. Dumb no. Stupid, yes.

  • Who said police officers are dumb. This was a delberate act. Dumb no. Stupid, yes.

  • Who said police officers are dumb. This was a delberate act. Dumb no. Stupid, yes.

  • Am I misreading this,, “staged an elaborate suicide” should’t that read “staged a murder that was an elaborate suicide” I read somewhere else he was actually murdered then that was made to look like a suicide.

  • Am I misreading this,, “staged an elaborate suicide” should’t that read “staged a murder that was an elaborate suicide” I read somewhere else he was actually murdered then that was made to look like a suicide.

  • Am I misreading this,, “staged an elaborate suicide” should’t that read “staged a murder that was an elaborate suicide” I read somewhere else he was actually murdered then that was made to look like a suicide.

  • Crazy. Gerald Shaia

  • Crazy. Gerald Shaia

  • Crazy. Gerald Shaia

  • If he did stage his suicide as a murder, it would be so his family could collect line-of-duty death benefits. And most private life insurance policies won’t pay in cases of suicide. So, if the story is accurate and he liked himself, it appears to me he was trying to make sure his family received benefits. Or he was murdered and it was covered up. Who knows.

    • …killed himself, not liked

    • Nah. Read my and Jon Scrifts comments and replies. Jon knows the cop personally and well I just used some science to make sense of things. The point is he was gonna screw some dirty cops over, so the dirty cops took him out before he could turn them in. Its sad.

    • I don’t doubt a bit what dirty cops will do to a good cop, up to and including murder. My comment was more directed at TFTP and that IF it was a suicide staged as a murder his intent wouldn’t be to perpetuate the the “war on cops” message, it would be so his family for benefits. But I’m not saying I believe the now “official” story of what went down.

  • If he did stage his suicide as a murder, it would be so his family could collect line-of-duty death benefits. And most private life insurance policies won’t pay in cases of suicide. So, if the story is accurate and he liked himself, it appears to me he was trying to make sure his family received benefits. Or he was murdered and it was covered up. Who knows.

    • …killed himself, not liked

    • Nah. Read my and Jon Scrifts comments and replies. Jon knows the cop personally and well I just used some science to make sense of things. The point is he was gonna screw some dirty cops over, so the dirty cops took him out before he could turn them in. Its sad.

    • I don’t doubt a bit what dirty cops will do to a good cop, up to and including murder. My comment was more directed at TFTP and that IF it was a suicide staged as a murder his intent wouldn’t be to perpetuate the the “war on cops” message, it would be so his family for benefits. But I’m not saying I believe the now “official” story of what went down.

  • If he did stage his suicide as a murder, it would be so his family could collect line-of-duty death benefits. And most private life insurance policies won’t pay in cases of suicide. So, if the story is accurate and he liked himself, it appears to me he was trying to make sure his family received benefits. Or he was murdered and it was covered up. Who knows.

    • …killed himself, not liked

    • Nah. Read my and Jon Scrifts comments and replies. Jon knows the cop personally and well I just used some science to make sense of things. The point is he was gonna screw some dirty cops over, so the dirty cops took him out before he could turn them in. Its sad.

    • I don’t doubt a bit what dirty cops will do to a good cop, up to and including murder. My comment was more directed at TFTP and that IF it was a suicide staged as a murder his intent wouldn’t be to perpetuate the the “war on cops” message, it would be so his family for benefits. But I’m not saying I believe the now “official” story of what went down.

  • Bye motherfucker

  • Bye motherfucker

  • Bye motherfucker

  • coooooolll

  • coooooolll

  • coooooolll

  • Son of a bitch was counting on getting benefits for his family from his death. That’s disgusting #anotherBadApple #JUSTanotherBadApple #whoDoTheyWorkFor? #ProtectAndServe?.

  • Son of a bitch was counting on getting benefits for his family from his death. That’s disgusting #anotherBadApple #JUSTanotherBadApple #whoDoTheyWorkFor? #ProtectAndServe?.

  • Son of a bitch was counting on getting benefits for his family from his death. That’s disgusting #anotherBadApple #JUSTanotherBadApple #whoDoTheyWorkFor? #ProtectAndServe?.

  • Oh so now there is outrage about a cop killing an innocent person? Welcome to what has been reality for the public for a while now.

  • Oh so now there is outrage about a cop killing an innocent person? Welcome to what has been reality for the public for a while now.

  • Oh so now there is outrage about a cop killing an innocent person? Welcome to what has been reality for the public for a while now.

  • Is it just me or does this seem like cult behavior? It has a bit of a “cool-aid” feel, if you ask me.

  • Is it just me or does this seem like cult behavior? It has a bit of a “cool-aid” feel, if you ask me.

  • Is it just me or does this seem like cult behavior? It has a bit of a “cool-aid” feel, if you ask me.

  • Wrong he broke the thin blue line and paid for it with his life.

  • Wrong he broke the thin blue line and paid for it with his life.

  • Wrong he broke the thin blue line and paid for it with his life.

  • The plot thickens…

  • The plot thickens…

  • The plot thickens…

  • Probably “Suicide” by fellow COP – Cowards On Patrol

  • Probably “Suicide” by fellow COP – Cowards On Patrol

  • Probably “Suicide” by fellow COP – Cowards On Patrol

  • good riddance to another asshole

  • good riddance to another asshole

  • good riddance to another asshole

  • One less criminal on the streets! First good deed he has done since putting on that badge

  • One less criminal on the streets! First good deed he has done since putting on that badge

  • One less criminal on the streets! First good deed he has done since putting on that badge

  • LOV IT

  • LOV IT

  • LOV IT

  • NSATY THUG PIG MAY YO ROT IN HELL GANGSTER THUG

  • NSATY THUG PIG MAY YO ROT IN HELL GANGSTER THUG

  • NSATY THUG PIG MAY YO ROT IN HELL GANGSTER THUG

  • How sad. Thousands attended the funeral and it cost more than $300,000.00 in overtime and other costs to investigate his death.

  • How sad. Thousands attended the funeral and it cost more than $300,000.00 in overtime and other costs to investigate his death.

  • How sad. Thousands attended the funeral and it cost more than $300,000.00 in overtime and other costs to investigate his death.

  • ALL FUCKEN COPS SHOULD KILL THEY SELF…

  • ALL FUCKEN COPS SHOULD KILL THEY SELF…

  • What a G.I. Joke!

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