Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz Had Planned Hit on Village Manager
By: Annie Yager, Xiro Xone News November 06, 2015
Photo: LAKE COUNTY SHERIFF
Newly released personnel files of the disgraced Illinois police officer who killed himself after what authorities have described as years of "extensive criminal acts."
Fox Lake Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz who died by a "carefully staged suicide" in September who committed years of crimes, including stealing and laundering money from the Fox Lake Police Explorer Post youth program.
The personnel files show in 2009, an anonymous group of Fox Lake police officers submitted a letter to the mayor of the town with a long list of complaints about Gliniewicz.
The hefty list of allegations were an inappropriate sexual relationship with a subordinate officer, being "highly intoxicated" in public and also Gliniewicz allowing members of the police youth program he directed to dress "as police" and use squad cars.
"He had a side he would present to individuals and a side that nobody knew about, that he was keeping a secret, that he was trying to hide," Lake County Major Crime Task Force spokesman Christopher Covelli said today.
Once honored as a fallen hero, has now changed after authorities revealed that he had used thousands of dollars for personal purchases. Authorities also said that Gliniewicz allegedly discussed putting a "hit" out on Fox Lake village administrator Anne Marrin because she had ordered an audit of his youth program.
Joseph Gliniewicz was found shot dead in the Chicago suburb of Fox Lake, Illinois, shortly after he radioed that he was chasing three suspects. Authorities have said Gliniewicz had developed an elaborate plan to make his suicide look like murder.
Gliniewicz's "ongoing criminal activity" was revealed by analysis of his text messages and financial records, officials said. Gliniewicz was 52 and nearing retirement after more than 30 years with the police department.