Judge Joseph McGraw excoriated McHenry County Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen in an eight-page decision finding him not guilty of indirect contempt of court.
In addition the Judge commented extemporaneously. I have notes, but want to get the decision posted so a presentation of them will have to wait.
In a stunning statement specifically to McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi and his Administrative Assistant Joyce Synek, plus more generally to investigators Ron Salgado and Mike McCleary, Judge McGraw offered what seemed to me to be an apology for a criminal justice system that ran amuck on its front end.
McGraw did dismiss both cases brought by McQueen and Special Prosecutor Henry Tonigan, on the grounds that insufficient evidence had been presented.
The eight-page decision is below: