FOX LAKE, Ill. — There is new information out of Fox Lake, where it has been six weeks since the death of Lt. Joe Gliniewicz.
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 chief resigned after being put on leave. Two days later Gliniewicz was asked by that administrator to help with an internal police review.
The next day, Gliniewicz died after being shot twice with his own weapon.
Investigators have not ruled out suicide.
The village says its investigation is ongoing.