Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Who's This Jagoff?

A headcase without a question....oh, and he's ex-CPD:
  • Former Chicago police Officer Joseph Battaglia, of southwest suburban Oak Lawn, was charged Sunday with two counts of disorderly conduct after threats were made to harm two key officials investigating the death of Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, officials said.

    The 54-year-old Battaglia, who is being held in the Lake County Jail after being assigned a $100,000 bond, is accused of calling Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd's office Friday and threatening Rudd and George Filenko, who heads the Lake County Major Crime Task Force, officials said.

    Battaglia described himself as a retired police officer. He was denied a public defender because of his police pension, the judge said.

    Battaglia allegedly threatened to harm Rudd and Filenko unless they declare Gliniewicz's death a suicide.
If we aren't mistaken, this is the troll who was spamming the crap out of our comment sections last week with all sorts of bizarre accusations based on nothing but unsubstantiated rumors that started up regarding the death of Lt. Gliniewicz. Everything we caught, we deleted. And while we certainly hope that speculation is exactly that, the investigation should continue to go forward and reach a conclusion based on facts and evidence, not the ramblings of the coroner and certainly not over this moron's ramblings.

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52 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That boy needs help bad. Mental aint the word bat shit crazy. I will miss him at the FOP meetings he scares Dean all the time.

Somebody should reach out may be that cool Rabbi.

9/15/2015 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could he have dementia? Sounds like he needs a psych eval.

9/15/2015 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this goof is off on disability his pension is gone if/when he gets convicted on these felony charges. This dude apparently had way too much free time on his hands.

9/15/2015 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe his guy Fast Eddie can find him a good attorney. I've met a lot of arrogant loud-mouthed coppers on this job, but this POS takes the cake.

9/15/2015 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Might be another Battaglia. ....

But wasn't he the 23rd ward Republican Committee man?

Did he used to work in 15?

9/15/2015 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cringe every time I hear a news story start out with "Former Chicago Police Officer"......

9/15/2015 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jagoff that got caught being weed from internal. Got into it with him over the same bs in the tribune comments last week. Think he hates cops that haven't got caught buying weed. Big loser bar hero.

9/15/2015 02:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know him. He almost got into a fight at a condo meeting. The Oak Lawn cops had to be called in.

9/15/2015 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This man advertises that he works for Verdolyak, and proud of it. At Fop meetings, he tells everyone he can that he should be the political guy for our union. Shields and Dean fear this man at meetings because he is an idiot who talks before he thinks.

9/15/2015 07:25:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Troll about covers it.

9/15/2015 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jagoff that got caught being weed from internal. Got into it with him over the same bs in the tribune comments last week. Think he hates cops that haven't got caught buying weed. Big loser bar hero.

9/15/2015 02:36:00 AM

That's not what happened. Some young hot chick got pinched by narcotics and said she knew a cop who sells weed. Of course Joey was thinking with his dick and told this chick he could get her weed. He never sold weed or bought weed from anyone. Joey is a goof and his mouth gets him in trouble, but he's harmless. I'm sure some meds wouldn't hurt though.

9/15/2015 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can his deleted comments be used in court against him, even if it was anonymous??

9/15/2015 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked midnights with the lad, about 20 years ago. Strangest copper I've ever worked with. A true wing nut, everything was a conspiracy, they were after him. Don't think he ever wrote a ticket or made an arrest. Always stepping on his dick and a family connection always bailing his ass out. He should have never got out of the academy.

9/15/2015 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my! Bags, you're just as entertaining in retirement as you were on the job. Next, try to get yourself on a "No Fly" list.

9/15/2015 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He always makes Dean pee pee in his pants at FOP meetings!

9/15/2015 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As indicated by SCC, it's apparent he regularly reviews this site.
Joe, get help. Your actions are more than being just a loudmouth.
You insulted all of law enforcement and embarrassed our department aside from providing more fodder for the left wing media.
Plea, take your punishment, shut up and seek help.
Then make a sincere formal public apology to all involved including the family, friends and all of law enforcement.
While you can never make this right, at this time, that is the right thing to do.

9/15/2015 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe someone should have told him that you cannot shield the telephone number you are calling from if law enforcement really wants it. The only way is to....well you know.

9/15/2015 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should have waited for his weed card. Many doctors will get you one.

9/15/2015 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, he got dumped into 015 in the early 90's. He was a 87-4 guy.

9/15/2015 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He had some problem regarding a bag of weed.

9/15/2015 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was always a jagoff shooting his mouth off.

9/15/2015 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me get this right. Im sitting here ar the fop meeting and these by-law changes came up. Dean, you are truely an asshole. All these changes you promised on your campaign and you with your Retired mouthpieces are now against these changes? Fail.

9/15/2015 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - Mc Henry Co Deputy who was wounded last year at a domestic passed away yesterday. RIP DEPUTY DWIGHT MANESS

9/15/2015 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy was a phenomenal idiot. Trust me, those prior words do not do any justice. I just could not believe a person could be this dumb, this stupid and this reckless.

9/15/2015 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He brags that his father was "connected". And that there wasn't a boss around that could make him do anything Boasts that he was lazy. Weird goofy POS
God bless Chicago politics

9/15/2015 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He keeps on the stupidest guy I ever met! The problem he is a retired CPD copper another black eye for us! How can anyone be so insane? Whatever the truth is will be revealed this is an intense heater case, we lost a brother in blue that is for sure may he RIP!

9/15/2015 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And now for the other type of police officers, I had surgery yesterday and my nurse was a former PO. You have the nitwits that embarrass us all and then you have the dear blessed angels who do the best they can on a daily basis without looking for credit and save lives every day. Dear sweet nurse, thanks for making a rough day as easy and comfortable as possible for me. Bless you, your husband has a keeper.

9/15/2015 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joey Battagia=big fucking goof. Never was the police.

9/15/2015 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did FOP make arrangements for him to attend the general membership meeting via Skype? Don't want to have such a valuable resource miss out.

9/15/2015 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too much High School not enough college.

9/15/2015 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's famous, he made the I Team tonight! I want an autograph when he gets out!

9/15/2015 06:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

02:36am

I have no idea what you are trying to say, this is the epitome of writing comments at that hour of the night/morning.

Hiccup

9/15/2015 08:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a stroke.Is this guy soft.Glad he is not on the job anymore.What a goof.

9/15/2015 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was buying weed on the job AND he still has his pension? Ah yes, that wonderful, manna from Heaven pension.

9/15/2015 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO Joe is a Bridgeport guy, he has some strange ideas and I can't recall if he retired before they were going to fire him or if he is on a disability pension.

9/15/2015 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went to grammar school on the SW sided of Chicago with a Joe Battaglia. He was truly a nice easy going guy. I wonder what happened? Definitely a Dr. Jeckel Mr. Hyde transformation.

9/15/2015 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once a goof always a goof

9/15/2015 11:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only way to shut Joey up is to handcuff him.

9/15/2015 11:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Marc said...

He was in 018 for a few years, a knuckle head indeed. He is another one of those characters who has delusions of having an office where you can come visit him for socializing or if you need some help, you know like the way the crew does it or how "Don Corlione" in The God Father did it.

9/15/2015 11:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is he still security at Polekats? Lol.

9/16/2015 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Started some shit with a Lt in 15 everybody loved in mid 90s. I think the Lt told him he would break his fucking legs if he had a chance.

9/16/2015 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he was not "A FORMER CHICAGO POLICE OFFICER"...

...then he would have just been locked up in the psych ward and this would have been the end of the story.

9/16/2015 02:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe never lived in Bridgeport although he fashioned himself an associate of the crew down there. I have known him since he came on the job. His father was a CPA, never in a crew, and a very nice, quiet man and his mother was very sweet. He and his partner were on that same team in 015 that were arrested for corruption but he and his partner were incorruptible. When his father passed away I noticed his behavior gradually changing. Yes he has always been a loud mouth but after seeing this last incident he is obviously sick. This job takes its toll on all of us in varying degrees and it appears he may be suffering a breakdown. I get it, I am pissed at him also. But we have enough jag offs from all corners taking their shots (sometimes literally) at us. Let's not use both feet on him.
I/F

9/16/2015 02:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No change in bond for ex-cop charged with threats in Fox Lake shooting case


http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/crime/ct-lns-fox-lake-police-shooting-battaglia-st-0916-20150915-story.html

9/16/2015 03:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Guy with the Green City ID said...


Bags, we were wondering if you retired. We miss you!

Signed,
The Crew Down at Call Back

9/16/2015 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Battaglia is NOT from Bridgeport..Period

9/16/2015 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have known Joe since he was a rookie. You
could get ten coppers who know and all
would tell the judge the same thing. He is
harmless and can't help himself. He could
not handle the stresses of the job. Joe is
not a bad person, just should not have been
hired, but don't blame him for taking the job.
After the investigation is concluded , Lake
County won't be real anxious to prosecute him.
He will plea to a misdemeanor and go about
his business of being crazy. Good luck Joe.

9/16/2015 09:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is mad at the world because Joey can't grow any hair! What a goof, 018th district have some real characters!

9/17/2015 01:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There were a few times I posted serious items here on the blog and got flaming responses.

I'd be willing to bet that many times it was Joe.

9/17/2015 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He could be little Joey g twin the bad lt from 19, he was a goof soft as a grape looks just him,his poor family, no honor, no balls and no hair.

9/18/2015 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he sounds very obviously mentally unwell. If you don't believe the stresses of this job can do that to you, you are wrong. Say a prayer for him.

9/19/2015 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old 2nd watch Lt in 019 at Bel/West was comical. He literally had no morals not ethics. The exact opposite of what you'd expect a Lt to be. He had a chunky little guy named Juan that did his bidding in exchange for management 2nd watch.
It's good world where the bald fucker helps out the fat fucker.

9/20/2015 06:54:00 PM  

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