From McHenry County Coroner candidate Kelly Liebmann:
Now here is a check and balance system between the coroner, sheriff, and state’s attorney office
Do you “back the blue” without hesitation?
Or are you steadfast that law enforcement, along with elected officials and bureaucrats should be held accountable for their actions when they break the law?
Sept 25th the Northwest Herald reported, “[McHenry County State’s Attorney] Kenneally recommended that, when and if an advisory committee is created to help with the appointment process, representatives from his office and law enforcement should be included since they work closely with the coroner’s office.”
Three days later an opinion piece in the Northwest Herald exposed,
“Kenneally’s office, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and the McHenry County Board then could work to make sure the correct forensic professionals are hired for each undetermined death.”
Do you understand the ramifications of those statements?
With an appointed coroner, the state’s attorney, sheriff, politicians, and bureaucrats could pick and choose someone who will determine a cause of death the way “they” want or need.
Do you believe this does or would happen in McHenry County?
Specifically selecting the person who will determine the cause of death and recruiting professional witnesses for a prosecution is not justice.
Northwest Herald disclosed on October 9th the State’s Attorney would not press charges against a sheriff’s officer in a Woodstock use-of-force investigation.
“After reviewing case materials and conferring with a use of force expert, prosecutors chose not to file charges against McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy.”
Who was the use of force expert the county used?
Were they chosen because they would give the “correct” determination for prosecution?
Fox Lake Police Department Lt. Gliniewicz implicated black and white men in his elaborately staged 2015 homicide.
A retired Chicago policeman was charged with disorderly conduct after publicly insisting that Gliniewicz shot himself intentionally.
It was elected Lake County Coroner Rudd who concluded Gliniewicz committed suicide.
Coroner Rudd was criticized for supposedly jeopardizing the investigation.
There is a check and balance system between the coroner, sheriff, and state’s attorney offices.
The three need to remain elected and independent to ensure due process throughout a death investigation and any subsequent arrests or criminal charges.
Vote NO to an appointed coroner.