Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sheriff candidate's misguided son

I'm not suggesting favoritism here, but it sure smells that way. Police officer gets son's bond reduced
Authorities say a police officer who is running for Livingston County sheriff made a successful bid in McLean County court to have his son's bond reduced on burglary charges.

Fairbury Police Lt. Michael Frickey asked to speak Thursday during a custody hearing after prosecutors asked for a $50,000 bond for his 18-year-old son, Dane.

Michael Frickey identified himself as a police officer and asked if a lower bond could be set for his son, who faces one count of residential burglary and two counts of burglary.

Lt. Frickey also told the judge that a Livingston County judge set a $4,000 bond for his son on a recent burglary charge.

Dane Frickey was released later after posting $1,000, which was 10 percent of a $10,000 bond.
The boy gets busted for burglary in the officer's home county and is let go on bond. Then is charged later for 3 counts of burglary in another county and his bond is reduced. The poor kid just can't stay out of other people's homes.

Nope, no favoritism here.


straightarrow said...

Sounds like the cops and courts in Atlantic, Ia.

strandediniowa said...

Sounds like you have a tale to tell, SA.

This happens in nearly every county I've lived in or near in this state.

This week, the Polk county sheriff spoke out against the Postville raid where immigration nabbed dozens of illegals and charged the packing plant owners. So we have person sworn to uphold the law, saying the law is stupid and he's not going to enforce it.

I doubt if he applies that logic to all the unconstitutional ones.