Someone was caught on camera placing unflattering bumper stickers on a Crystal Lake campaign sign of McHenry County Sheriff’s candidate Tony Colatorti.
Colatorti filed a complaint with the Crystal Lake Police Department, which can be seen below:
It appears that McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally decided his quite active support of Colatorti against Robb Tadelman required that his office not prosecute the case.
So, he kicked it up to the Appeallate Prosecutor’s Office.
The key sentence in the motion above seems to be
“The Special Prosecutor has determined the likelihood of the State’s meeting its burden of proving defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in a criminal trial given the facts and circumstances in this case is questionable.”
It is unknown what “facts and circumstances” were considered “questionable.”
I thought there was a video.
The Special Prosecutor suggests there might be enough evidence to proceed with a civil case where the burden of proof is lower.
Associate Judge Mary Nader confirmed the dismissal motion.
Tony Colatorti had this comment:
“The police had very clear video of evidence of Mr. Hanlon damaging our signs which led to his arrest.
“What the court decided to do with his case is up to them and not us.”