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Filenko had a prior grudge against Dr. Rudd before the Gliniewicz investigation ever initiated. Dr. Rudd located two repressed x-rays and overturned a faulty autopsy that was used to convict Melissa Calusinski. The original coroner, Dr. Choi, sigend an Affidavit admitting he made mistakes. Filenko was the one who obtained the confession from Melissa. Many feel that the tactics he used to obtain the confession were questionable at best, and feel that it was a coerced false confession. This case was catapulted into the the national spotlight when 48 Hours picked up the story, and ran a special titled 'Blaming Melissa.'
It should be interesting to note that Dr. Manny Montez, the doctor who was invited to the meeting behind closed doors with the Task Force and FBI, in lieu of Dr. Rudd, is the same doctor who testified on behalf of the prosecution in the Calusinski case. There are assertions that Dr. Montez misrepresented his credentials at the trial as he in not a Board Certified Pathologist.
Filenko has gone into hiding since he blasted the coroner publicly. By the way, as a peace officer, Dr. Rudd had every right to comment publicly on the case as to the manner of death.
Filenko needs to start acting like a professional and not allow his personal grudges against Rudd to affect the handling of the Gliniewicz investigation. One can only wonder why Dr. Rudd was not invited to the meeting. One can only speculate, based on Filenko's previous behavior in the Calusinski case, that he may be trying to manipulate the evidence presented in the Glinewicz investigation.
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.
originally posted by: jadedANDcynical
a reply to: VegHead
Thank you and I agree with you that this has the highest of offensive aromas wafting around each new revelation.
This is what happens to good cops in areas where there are more bad cops than not. I am not a police hater, I've known many personally who are good people and do their jobs in admirable ways and worked with nearly every agency you can think of from local all the up to federal alphabet agencies in interesting ways during one period of time in my working career when I worked for a large self-storage company as a property manager.
When there is corruption in the power structures of police departments at the level which is being revealed by the death of Lt. Joe Gliniewicz, who is the kind of cop we all wish they all were, it gives people impetus to not trust any of them and that is bad for our society.
We need police we can trust and yet it seems as though there are more that we can't which is a sad state in which to be.
I hope they nail that chief to the wall.
originally posted by: Indigo5
originally posted by: crappiekat
a reply to: Indigo5
I believe the reason he was checking out the area is because they had some issue's in and around the area, so it sounds like he was just checking things out.