Our view: Let public see audit
Now that a former McHenry police officer has pleaded guilty to stealing drug money from the department’s evidence locker, the results of an independent audit of the locker should be unsealed.
Dale A. Hojnacki faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to theft and official misconduct. He is to be sentenced March 8. He was charged after a routine audit of the evidence locker revealed missing money.
Shortly after the charges were filed, the city of McHenry hired an independent agency to conduct a more thorough audit of the police department’s evidence and property control system.