Our view: Evidence audit should be public
We respectfully disagree with McHenry County Judge Joseph Condon’s decision to seal from public view the results of an evidence locker audit performed after a McHenry police officer was accused of taking seized drug money.
We are not lawyers. But we are staunch advocates of open government. And we feel strongly that the public has a right to know the specifics of what that audit uncovered.
Former Officer Dale A. Hojnacki was charged in May with theft and official misconduct after a routine audit revealed that money was missing from the McHenry Police Department’s evidence locker.
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