On Monday, the powerhouse firm of Jenner & Block filed a motion withdrawing its representation of Niceforo Macedo-Hernandez, believed by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and ICE to be an illegal alien.
The firm filed a 93-page brief Friday, September 8, 2017, in defense of the Crystal Lake resident, who was arrested for domestic battery.
The likelihood of this being a test case for the recently-signed TRUST Act has now greatly diminished.
During the Public Comment period of the Tuesday night County Board meeting, several people spoke in opposition to the way that Sheriff Bill Prim had handled the domestic battery case of Niceforo Macedo-Hernandez.
One was Democratic Party official and District 5 County Board candidate Carlos LaCosta.
During the recess when a motion about the Valley Hi Nursing Home was being worked out, I asked Acosta for his reaction to Jenner & Block’s having withdrawn from the court battle.,
He said he was unaware of it.
“I think the criminal matter is still relevant,” he continued.
The issue of the Sheriff’s not following the law is still pertinent.
“I think Mrl Macedo-Herandez’ defense attorneys are still pursuing his release.
After the regular County Board meeting’s public business was completed, Sheriff Prim and representation from the State’s Attorney’s Office went into Executive Session to discuss the case.
The Jenner & Block withdrawal is below: