Police Agencies Spent $300K On Fox Lake Officer Investigation So Far
A review of personnel records from 50 police agencies working on the unsolved shooting death of Fox Lake Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz has found that more than $300,000 has been spent on the investigation.
The Daily Herald analysis found almost two-thirds, about $196,000, was related to overtime. The review also found that departments with employees assigned to the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force had some of the highest costs.
Gliniewicz's Sept. 1 shooting death prompted a manhunt. Authorities later confirmed he was shot twice with his own weapon.
The review found the departments and sheriff offices used 283 people in the three weeks after the shooting.
Those workers assisted in the investigation or covered shifts for others. That amounts to more than 5,700 hours of work.