CNN documentary recaps Gliniewicz case

  • CNN aired a documentary for the first time Tuesday about Lt. Joe Gliniewicz, the Fox Lake police officer who staged his suicide to look like a murder in his attempt to cover-up his thefts from the local Explorers program.

      CNN aired a documentary for the first time Tuesday about Lt. Joe Gliniewicz, the Fox Lake police officer who staged his suicide to look like a murder in his attempt to cover-up his thefts from the local Explorers program. STEVE LUNDY | Staff Photographer

  • Lee Filas, who led the Daily Herald's coverage of the suicide and investigation into Lt. Joe Gliniewicz, appears in a CNN documentary about the case.

    Lee Filas, who led the Daily Herald's coverage of the suicide and investigation into Lt. Joe Gliniewicz, appears in a CNN documentary about the case.

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 1/27/2016 5:28 AM

Lee Filas, who led the Daily Herald's coverage of the suicide and investigation into Fox Lake police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz, appeared in a CNN documentary about the case that aired for the first time Tuesday night on the cable channel.

Clips of "The secret life of 'G.I. Joe'" appear on CNN's website now.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The documentary reviews how Gliniewicz was known for his commitment to the Fox Lake Explorers post and how what was first believed to be the shooting death of the lieutenant drew sympathy and launched a weeks-long manhunt. Then Lake County investigators determined the shooting death was a carefully staged suicide to cover up thefts from the Explorers post.

The documentary also reviews complaints against Gliniewicz throughout this career.

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