My battery died last night, so I missed the hearing in which Sgt. John Koziol was asking Judge Thomas Meyer to appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate Undersheriff Andy Zinke’s alleged misdeed with reference to a Drug Enforcement Administration probe in McHenry County.
The principals were walking down the hallway as I arrived.
Suffice is to say that Judge Meyer declined to make such an appointment, tossing the situation to McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi, the same thing he did with Deputy Zane Seipler’s request.
When contacted, Bianchi said,
“I have contacted the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Appellate Prosecutor.”
Instead of taking over two years, as it did with Seipler’s request, Judge Meyer took less than two weeks.