Two days before Christmas McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Scott Milliman was placed on administrative leave, according to a Freedom of Information request reply received by McHenry County Blog today.
December 23rd was the same day that a December 15th Federal Court hearing transcript became available.
A deposition in which Milliman gave sworn testimony was the primary topic of that day in court.
In my request for information, I asked for “the names of any employees placed on administrative leave so far during the month of December. Please include the date the leave started and its reason.”
The following is contained within the reply from FOI Officer Jan Weech in answer to my asking the reason for administration:
“If a document exists stating the reason for the change of status it would be in an active administrative investigation file which is exempt under 5 ILCS 140/7 (1) (d) (ii) interfere with active administrative enforcement proceedings conducted by the public body that is the recipient of this request.”
If you look in Part 3 of the transcript, you will see that Sheriff Keith Nygren was given Deputy Milliman’s deposition prior to the December 15th hearing.
Links to the articles containing the entire 10,000+ word transcript from December 15th can be found here.
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