FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — The latest on the fatal shooting of a police officer in northern Illinois (all times local):
Authorities believe they’ve recovered video that will help the investigation into who killed a police officer in northern
Lake County Major Crime Task Force Cmdr. George Filenko told reporters Thursday that a private resident came forward with the video from a home security system.
Investigators have not yet viewed it because it’s on a hard drive that requires specialized technology to process. So, it’s been turned over to the Department of Homeland Security.
Filenko says the resident told investigators it shows three people near the scene of Tuesday’s killing in the village of Fox Lake and he is hopeful it will provide “significant” evidence.
Authorities are searching for three men in the killing of Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz.
Bail is set at $100,000 for a woman accused of phoning in a false report that misled investigators hunting for suspects in a fatal police shooting in northern Illinois.
Thirty-year-old Kristin B. Kiefer of Vernon Hills is charged with disorderly conduct and falsifying a police report.
Authorities say she reported that her car broke down Wednesday night and that two men tried to get inside then fled into a cornfield.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Christopher Covelli says she has acknowledged she had lied.
At Thursday’s bond hearing, Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim said the report “redirected the entire focus of this investigation for about five hours.”
The Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/1IN4dtF ) says he called it a waste of time and resources.
It isn’t clear if Kiefer has an attorney who can comment on her behalf.
A county sheriff’s spokesman says a woman lied to authorities about seeing two suspicious men in northern Illinois near where a police officer was fatally shot, a report that prompted a large police response.
Lake County Sheriff’s Sgt. Christopher Covelli says about 85 federal, state and local law enforcement officials responded to the scene in Volo after the woman’s report Wednesday night.
Volo is about 5 miles from Fox Lake, where Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was fatally shot Tuesday after he pursued three suspicious men into a swamp. A manhunt for the suspects has been ongoing since then.
Covelli says 11 police dogs and three air support units assisted in the hours-long search until the woman told detectives she had lied.
Covelli says the woman, 30-year-old Kristin B. Kiefer of Vernon Hills, has been charged with disorderly conduct and falsifying a police report. He says she’s being held at the Lake County Jail until a bond hearing.
Police say Kiefer told detectives that she was seeking attention from a family that employs her and that she chose the location because she knew about Gliniewicz’s death.