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Fellow Fox Lake Officers Knew Gleniewicz was a Bad Cop

November 06, 2015  | 

Lt. Joe Gliniewicz
Lt. Joe Gliniewicz

Members of the Fox Lake Police Department wrote an extraordinary anonymous letter to the mayor in 2009, detailing myriad misdeeds by Lt. Joe Gliniewicz.

According to his 264-page personnel file, Gliniewicz was suspended more than a half-dozen times, yet still managed to remain on the force, CBS Chicago reports.

Fearing he was about to be exposed for stealing money from the village’s Police Explorer program, the cop known as G.I Joe killed himself in September, staging the scene to seem as if he was executed in a struggle with three suspects.

Comments (6)

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EODK9Trainer @ 11/7/2015 2:18 AM

Someone should be called on the carpet and have to explain how this scumbag stayed on the dept so long with his history. No excuses whatsoever for this.

Robert Shaffer @ 11/7/2015 12:09 PM

Sure, lots of cops knew he was bad---but how many filed reports with their superiors??? Probably Zero. Now that he is dead everyone comes out to say how bad he is. Shame on them.

Lorenzo Z @ 11/7/2015 12:51 PM

A dozen suspensions and still on the force? This gives all of LE a bad name. Maybe some of them were bogus but I certain some were legit/sustained. Our unions need to protect its members but must help weed out the bad cops.

kevCopAz @ 11/9/2015 2:03 PM

wow, this is shameful, not only how he could stay a cop, even be a cop but a LT? Those that did "know" are as to blame for some of his misdeeds as he was if they did not report him. This must be a department (small) that needs an intervention to see what the hell was and is going on there. THIS is the type of department that the DOJ should perhaps (or the IL Governor/State Police) should be looking into. Sounds like many ore heads should roll.

John @ 11/9/2015 7:35 PM

Officers reported the Lt. so they didn't cover for him. Blame the Chief or Mayor

Aurelia @ 11/10/2015 1:25 AM

Rip ,evidently this man was not mentaly sane, never mind a bed cap "at this point" he had to have serious personal problems if he staged his own death

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