Retired Chicago Police Officer Arrested For Disorderly Conduct In Fox Lake Officer Death Case
Tuesday, 7:00 pm
Joseph A. Battaglia has been released from jail after posting bond. Defense attorney Myron Goldstin told The Associated Press that his client had put down the required $10,000 cash. A Lake County judge refused to lower the $100,000 bond at a Tuesday morning hearing.
Battaglia is accused of telling investigators he would hurt them unless they declared Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz death a suicide. Goldstin says he told the judge that if such statements were made, they were ``stupid and wrong.''
A retired Chicago police officer was charged with threatening to harm investigators of the fatal shooting of Fox Lake lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz. He allegedly wants the investigators to declare Gliniewicz’s death a suicide.
A statement from the Lake County Sheriff's Office says Joseph Battaglia was arrested at his Oak Lawn home Saturday on felony disorderly-conduct charges.
The death of Gliniewicz led to a massive manhunt for potential suspects. But coroner Thomas Rudd says he can't rule out an accident or suicide.
Battaglia allegedly threatened the coroner and others in a Friday phone call. He's being held in the Lake County Jail on $100,000 bond.
Battaglia is due in court again tomorrow.