The Richard Daley nephew who decked a young man who ended up dead is following the example of McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren.
R.J. Vanecko is petitioning Cook County Judge Michael Toomin to be allowed to participate in the proceedings of whether or not a Special Prosecutor should be appointed.
As in McHenry County, the Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez does not think a Special Prosecutor should be named.
Nygren, under threat of a Special Prosecutor being named to probe his use of office resources for political purposes, hired Mark Gummerson to insert his presence (as an individual, not in his official capacity as Sheriff) in the case before Associated Judge Thomas Meyer.
Nygren succeeded, even participating in Zane Seipler’s attorney’s deposition of McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi.
But, Judge Meyer changed his mind, concluding that it was not appropriate to have the person who might be investigated involved in the selection of his Special Prosecutor.
So, will what happened in a somewhat similar case reach the eyes of Cook County law enforcement officials.
Somehow I doubt it.