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IL Officer Cleared of 'Honeybee' Murder Charges

IL Officer Cleared of 'Honeybee' Murder Charges

Attorneys say prosecutors are expected to drop charges against Lynwood Police Officer Brian Dorian in the two-state shooting spree that left one man dead and two injured. [Personal Photo]

Chicago Tribune via Yellowbrix

October 13, 2010

WILL COUNTY, IL – Admitting they arrested the wrong man, Will County authorities abruptly announced late Tuesday they will drop the murder charge filed against Lynwood Police Officer Brian Dorian.

The stunning announcement came four days after a similarly stunning announcement from the same authorities — that a suburban cop was the man who randomly shot three people near the Illinois/Indiana border.

But evidence recovered from Dorian’s personal computer showed he was at his Crete Township home at the start of the Oct. 5 shooting spree that left a construction worker dead outside rural Beecher in Will County, officials said.

“It would have been physically impossible for Brian Dorian to have committed this crime,” Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow said during a hastily called news conference only hours after Dorian appeared in court.

He offered an apology to the veteran cop who had pleaded not guilty in the fatal shooting of Rolando Alonso, 45, a father of 10.

“This is a terribly tragic case,” Glasgow said. “I feel horrible that Brian Dorian went through this. And I certainly would apologize for any inconvenience he has suffered.

“But at the same time, he’s a police officer. And if he were in our shoes and he had a suspect under these circumstances, Brian Dorian would have acted the same way.”

An uninjured survivor of the shooting identified Dorian as the gunman in a photo lineup and then in a personal lineup, Glasgow said.

“The circumstantial evidence in this case was uncanny,” he said.

Dorian, 37, was released late Tuesday from the Will County Jail on a recognizance bond that required him to post no cash. He is scheduled to return to court today so prosecutors can formally drop the murder charge.

His mother, Diane, said she’s relieved her son is out of jail and thanked all those who had supported him, including the Lynwood police. “The truth has come out and Brian is released,” she said. “He is doing as well as can be expected. He’s relieved. He’s tired.”

Defense attorney David Carlson said Dorian is concerned because a killer is still on the loose. “This has been eating him alive that he’s being prosecuted for this,” he said.

The admission by Glasgow and Will County Sheriff Paul Kaupas that they locked up the wrong man means a gunman that officials have called “mentally unstable” remains free. Police launched an intensive manhunt for the gunman last week and distributed two sketches.

Dorian was arrested Friday after authorities concluded he was the one responsible for the two shootings in Illinois and Indiana in which Alonso was killed and two others were seriously wounded. Dorian’s friends and family immediately said police had the wrong man. Dozens of his supporters packed the hearing Tuesday, some wearing “Free Brian” T-shirts.

In announcing Dorian’s arrest, Glasgow had described the arrest of a seemingly rogue cop as a “nightmare.” “It’s always law enforcement’s worst nightmare when someone within the law enforcement community chooses to break the law,” he said.

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    coyotemchugh

    almost 4 years ago

    292 Comments

    Why was he a suspect in the first place? Why was his photo even included in the lineup?

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    tacticalphil

    almost 4 years ago

    14 Comments

    keko3006, you were told that this officer was abusing prescription drugs and you chose to post that gossip in this website, along with all the rumors you heard?

    Wow you better hope Dorian doesn't sue your butt....Nice profile by the way...

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    tacticalphil

    almost 4 years ago

    14 Comments

    Hey keko3006 do you still stand by this comment you made in reference to the original story of the officers arrest?

    ITS A SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS FOR THE REST OF THE LYNWOOD PD. KEEP YOUR HEADS UP BOYS AND GIRLS. YES PETE, IT LOOKS AS IF THEY GOT THE RIGHT GUY. I SPOKE WITH TASK FORCE INVESTIGATORS FROM OUR AREA WHO SAY THE FIREARM BALLISTICS ON THE SLUGS, TIRE TRACK IMPRESSIONS, AS WELL AS THREE WITNESSES PICKING HIM OUT OF PHOTO BOOKS IS SOME PRETTY SOLID EVIDENCE..BRYAN USED TO WORK FOR LANSING P.D. NEXT TO ME BEFORE GOING TO LYNWOOD...GUESS AFTER THE VEHICULAR HOMICIDE, HE JUST WASNT THE SAME, BUT THAT WASN'T HIS FAULT...SOMETIME AGO I SEEN HIM AND HE TOLD ME HE TORE HIS ROTATOR CUFF OUT AND HAD TO HAVE SURGERY...GUESS HE WAS STILL OFF ON A MEDICAL, AND ABUSING PERSCRIPTION DRUGS, SO IM TOLD...MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIM'S...YES HE SNAPPED AND NOW HE WLL HAVE HIS DAY IN COURT. IT'S SAD WHEN ONE OF US FALLS FROM GRACE, AND BETRAYS EVERYTHING WE STAND FOR....SENCELESS.....
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    bmcdon

    almost 4 years ago

    50 Comments

    I wonder what Officer Dorian is going to do with all his settlement money????Buy a new truck????

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    DALLASCRANE

    almost 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    UNBUMP.....Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow. Pity the fool who rushes to judgement condemning an innocent man while the real "oxygen thief", goes merrily on his way. BUMP Rambo_911.

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    Ellipses

    almost 4 years ago

    8 Comments

    mmmm...gotta love how this Glasgow character immeadiately follows up a half-baked apology with an attempt to cover his ass.

    Classy >.>

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    Book_Em_Mandie

    almost 4 years ago

    6746 Comments

    BUMP Rambo_911!!

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    DonnaLynn

    almost 4 years ago

    10636 Comments

    Bump Rambo_911.

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    Allen705

    almost 4 years ago

    1466 Comments

    The real nightmare here is rushing to judgment and putting the wrong person in jail with no physical evidence and just a eye witness account. I'm glad I didn't rush to the same judgment and the facts came out.

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    lkdavis71

    almost 4 years ago

    1066 Comments

    An election year rush to judgement.... now if they can find the real killer.

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    kaalima

    almost 4 years ago

    1748 Comments

    Sorry !! Really !! Words can't describe the severe distress this officer has had to endure, not only was his freedom temporaily taken, moreover his good name was drag through the mud. I'm sure someone will be $orry, but not this officer, anymore. A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold. Proverbs 22:1, but these folks truly tried to ruin this officer's good name. Now, they must reap the bad fruit that they have sown !!

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    Blueblood1974

    almost 4 years ago

    5204 Comments

    As we cant arrest without probable cause, so be ready mr prosecutor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    95Zcar

    almost 4 years ago

    3992 Comments

    It's been said... an elected prosecutor and an elected sherrif railroaded a good man! As soon as the real killer is caught I hope Dorian causes a lot of heartache for both of these politicians posing as law and order guys.

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    rsironron

    almost 4 years ago

    5220 Comments

    They should have had everything they needed before making an arrest, I am glad the officer was cleared but look at what he went through. I hope he gets his job back and a big pay check to go with it.

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    AKangel

    almost 4 years ago

    4972 Comments

    Bump rmcneil, amen on that....
    What a messed up case, I would not like my name on that case file.
    Glad the Officer was cleared, Now continue to SHOUT IT OUT! on the media so all of those that have already condemed this officer will see it......

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