|Bryan Johnson’s (right) police SUV was towed away after the fire and crash, Sept. 2, 2015. (WBZ-TV)|
Investigators say Johnson made up a claim in September that a gunman fired at his cruiser before it
crashed into a tree and caught on fire
The Millis police officer who was fired after he was accused of fabricating a shootout that shut down schools and briefly put part of the town on lockdown last summer has died.
Bryan Johnson, 24, was found dead in his home in Millis around 3:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving, according to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office.
Investigators say Johnson made up a claim in September that a gunman fired at his cruiser before it crashed into a tree and caught on fire.
Cop ‘GI Joe’ Gliniewicz Stole From Police Then Faked His Own Murder
|Police and the public fawned over officer Joseph Gliniewicz after his "killing" — until it was|
discovered the corrupt cop had faked his own death and had in fact committed suicide.
By Justin Glawe
Investigators never found the men suspected of killing Lt. “GI Joe” Gliniewicz. Not for lack of effort, not for lack of evidence, and not for enough tips.
The men didn’t exist.
The three vaguely described suspects, “two male white, one male black,” were apparently a product of Gliniewicz’s imagination, ginned up to make himself go out like a hero.
Fox Lake police on Wednesday said Gliniewicz’s death was a “carefully staged suicide.” Gliniewicz had been stealing and laundering thousands of dollars from the police department’s youth auxiliary program for personal purchases, the department said. The purchases included gym memberships, porn websites, and mortgage payments.
Perhaps Gliniewicz believed his alleged theft was in danger of being uncovered. If he was caught, his life as he knew it—gung ho cop, patriotic Army veteran, spectacular father, loving husband—would be over.