Walker not commenting on police suicide he cited in column
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker is not commenting on news that a police death he called an “assassination” in a column bashing President Barack Obama and anti-police rhetoric was actually a suicide.
Walker wrote the column in September, a day after the death of Fox Lake, Illinois, police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz. Police originally said they were looking for three shooting suspects, but on Wednesday said the officer was an embezzler who committed suicide.
Walker’s spokeswoman did not respond to emails seeking comment Wednesday.
In his column, written when he was running for president, Walker referenced the death and the killing of an officer in Texas. He called Obama a “divider-in-chief” and said he had failed to speak out against critics of those in law enforcement amid a rise of “anti-police rhetoric.”