When the announcement was made to the Northwest Herald that Underheriff Andy Zinke had been cleared of wrongdoing when he told a subject about a Drug Enforcement Administration probe, it sounded more than a little fishy.
Pete Gonigam, who publishes The First Electric Newspaper, filed a Freedom of Information request with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department asking for the report. He didn’t get a copy of the report exonerating Zinke so he appealed to the Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Division.
This Friday article gives the details of Gonigam’s quest.
To no one’s surprise, Sheriff Kieth Nygren himself decided Zinke had done nothing wrong.
Nygren, of course, is supporting Zinke for the Republican nomination for Sheriff next spring.
Will Nygren provide the documents the Attorney General says are warranted by the Freedom of Information request?
I’m sure The First Electric Newspaper will keep us informed.