Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Judge Offers "Suggestion" In Latest Sheriff's Prosecutor Fight
"I'm going to take it to the County," said Caldwell who, pressed for a specific name, said "I talk to a lot of people." Be that as it may, both Caldwell and County Board Chairman Ken Koehler have said it was Koehler alone who directed Caldwell to ask the judge to order McHenry County Deputy Zane Seipler and Horwitz to pay the County's expenses in the Special Prosecutor argument. Koehler confirmed Tuesday that "(Caldwell's) going to put something in writing and send it to me. That's all I know."
Two months ago Meyer finally decided State's Attorney Lou Bianchi could investigate Seipler's allegations of Nygren misconduct if he wanted to so there was no need for a Special Prosecutor. But three weeks ago Caldwell filed a motion for sanctions against Seipler and Horwitz charging their request for one was only harassment of the Sheriff. Horwitz in turn, Tuesday asked the judge to dismiss Caldwell's motion for being manifestly without merit. That's when Meyer called both into two-minute sessions in chambers to offer his "suggestion".
Whatever it was, Meyer told everyone to come back July 10.