CHICAGO – The latest on a northern Illinois police officer who staged his suicide to make it look like he was killed in the line of duty (all times local):
Newly released documents show that at least one officer responding to the fatal shooting of a northern Illinois police officer who staged his suicide to make it look like he was killed in the line of duty thought he might have killed himself while others quickly rejected the idea.
Fox Lake Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz's Sept. 1 death touched off a massive, weekslong manhunt. Authorities later concluded he'd staged his death to look like homicide after realizing he would be exposed as a thief.
Fox Lake officials late Monday released summaries of interviews given to the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force after Gliniewicz's death.
One officer noted the position of Gliniewicz's right hand as a possible indication of suicide. But that was quickly rejected by a sergeant, who later said he was too "vain" to kill himself.