A message from former McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Zane Seipler, stimulated by Federal Judge Frederick Kapala’s court order.
Last night I was informed by my lawyer of the monetary sanctions that were imposed by the Federal Court.Needless to say I am disheartened by the decision.
For many months I have remained silent on this issue at the advice of my lawyer but I will remain silent no longer.
It is not in my best interest to get into the details of the judges’s ruling or my opinions of said ruling. I am obviously in disagreement with the decisions and besides appealing there is very little I can do or say about it at this juncture.
My attorney, Mr. [Blake] Horwitz, had a brief discussion with me last night and hinted that it maybe in my best interest, and the best interest of my family, to cut a deal with the defendants and allow the case to be dismissed.
This is something I cannot do.
Since 2007 I have collected evidence and testimony that will prove and validate all allegations I have asserted as well as shed a bright light on the culture of corruption and cover-up that currently exists in the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.
It is sad that this evidence is filed away under a Federal Confidentiality Seal and that the public is prevented from learning the truth about those paid to provide protection and security to the community.
If I were to allow the case to be dismissed as a means of eliminating the financial penalty now levied against me, it would mean that the evidence would disappear and the people would never know just how bad conditions are inside the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department.
When I filed this lawsuit it was not with the hopes of becoming rich or of making a quick buck off the county.
I had one purpose, one goal.
That was, and is, to expose what is really going on within the Sheriff’s Office.
From the beginning this was a fight for my life and more importantly the soul of McHenry County.
I know that when the evidence is revealed , and the story is told truthfully, the political culture of this county will change forever.
In closing I say this, no matter the consequences I will see this case to trial and the people of McHenry County will see exactly what goes on behind closed doors and sealed documents.
They will see what I have seen for years, corruption.
When the community’s eyes are finally opened I have faith that they will ensure that the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office will be everything it can and should be.
To those of you who have supported me through these trying times I would like to thank you and to let you know, I never give up, not when it comes to doing what is right./blockquote>