The McHenry County Sheriff's Department set a new world land speed record for responding to a Freedom of Information Act Request from the Northwest Herald, if in fact that's what they did.
Today's online version of the Northwest Herald (www.nwherald.com) carries a link to 12 pages of deputies' reports as to their version of what happened that evening.
It is preposterous that the Northwest Herald would secure and then publish these reports. As one caller said to me, this information could be used for Identity Theft.
Normally the sheriff's department's FOIA Officer takes 5-7 days to respond to a FOIA Request. Was this information furnished to the Northwest Herald in response to a FOIA Request from the Northwest Herald? And, if so, why did it get such a high-priority (same-day?) response?
As this year's political season comes to life, let's remember this case and whose name is on the back of every sheriff's vehicle in McHenry County!
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