A commenter named “Concerned” left the following under one of the Kim Zinke stories. The content sounds accurate, so I am sharing it more broadly:
In time, the legal system will pursue the appropriate defendant.
We know it must advance further because
- a warrant was issued
- the Warrant was served
- the search resulted in the obtaining of evidence
- the material must have been within the scope of the warrant or in plain view because it was taken
There will be a case and the likely delay is because of the appointment of a Special Prosecutor and his presentment of the discovered evidence before a Grand Jury.
We know that the charges will not be on information because no charges have been filed yet and it is unusual to get a warrant for a search over misdemeanor type stuff.
Since Lou’s office punted, there is no formalized felony review as it is up to the Special Prosecutor.
Special Prosecutors always advance cases, if we learned anything from Lou’s case.
In Illinois there are only two ways to get charged,
- an Information and
- an Indictment
The later takes time, lots of time.
Generally speaking, a Grand Jury deals with felony counts.
Soon enough we will learn what the claims and defenses are in this case.
If an attorney is hired, he/she wont have politics to blame.
The Defense will have to do something more than blame politics or Lou for the prosecution.
(Again this is Lou avoiding the mud slinging).
What would have happened if Andy had won the Sheriff’s office?
This is where Lou’s foresight in supporting Bill Prim is shown as provincial.