Chicago television stations will probably be ringing the Courthouse Wednesday for the results of Niceforo Hernandez-Macedo’s hearing.
The 20-year Crystal Lake resident, a landscaper by occupation, but not an American citizen, was arrested domestic battery, a misdemeanor.
Friday, Sheriff Bill Prim issued the following statement on the case:
“We have a public act less than a week old with a sweeping effect that has yet to be interpreted by any court.
“Our objective at this point is to move slowly and cautiously, with public safety as our foremost consideration, consistent with constitutional responsibilities.
“We are working in cooperation with the State’s Attorney’s Office and have requested guidance from federal and state authorities.
“The defendant in question is charged with a crime of violence, which makes us even more reluctant to make hasty decisions.
“The Defendant, through his attorney, has agreed to allow us additional time to investigate the matter further by continuing the motion until next week.”
The title of WGN-TV’s story on the internet is
McHenry County case puts TRUST Act to the test
You can see it here.
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The hearing will be before Judge Michael Feetterer at 9 AM in Room 203.
If you want a seat, you should probably come early.