- Associated Press - Thursday, December 21, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) - A federal judge says a class-action lawsuit stemming from a northern Illinois officer staging his suicide in 2015 to look like a homicide can continue.

Thursday’s ruling in Chicago comes in a case brought by three men arrested during a manhunt that drew national attention for weeks after Joe Gliniewicz’s (GLIHN’-uh-wihts) death. It was later determined the Fox Lake officer staged his suicide to hide thefts from a youth program.

The suit names Fox Lake and argues its failure to properly “discipline and supervise” Gliniewicz and other officers led to the false arrests.

The village asked Judge Ronald Guzman to dismiss the lawsuit. But Guzman’s ruling says the men offered facts “sufficient to allege” Fox Lake was responsible.

The suit says more than 100 people may have been falsely detained.


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