Monday, October 31, 2011

Internal investigation launched at MCSD

What do you suppose has prompted the McHenry County Sheriff's Department to launch an internal investigation into the arrest, escape and capture of James Henson in mid-October?

Let's see; could it be the constant bombardment of questions in the Northwest Herald about what happened and who was involved?

No, it couldn't be that.

Will the truth be revealed? Or will it be the routine cover-up, handling serious issues, even criminal acts, "administratively", so that the public cannot learn the ugly details?

McHenry County needs an independent police review board. Perhaps it could even be a County-wide review board, serving the County, the municipalities and the villages. Or, for a 400+-employee organization, maybe it should be just for the sheriff's department.

Some departments have Internal Affairs Divisions. Would that work here? Not likely, because the head of IAD reports to the administrator of the law-enforcement agency. Here, that would be to the Sheriff. Nope. That won't work here.

1 comment:

Mike said...

If someone else does them wouldn't it be an EXTERNAL AFFAIRS UNIT?