Daily Herald: Former sheriff’s deputy suing, saying firing unjust

Daily Herald coverage of Delaney Law case, Yahnke vs. County of Kane, William Delaney interviewed.

From the Daily Herald:

By James Fuller
July 26, 2012

On the heels of a legal ruling that Kane County and Sheriff Pat Perez were guilty of retaliation against a union court security officer, the county and Perez now face allegations of a politically-motivated firing of a deputy who seeks more than $1 million in damages.

Steve Yahnke was once Perez’s training officer. A lawsuit recently filed in federal court says Perez made him a political enemy and fired him after Yahnke supported Perez’s opponent in the 2006 election cycle.


“What we have is invidious, malicious, thought-out conduct by Sheriff Perez,” said William Delaney, one of Yahnke’s attorneys. “We are very confident we can prove it was political in nature.”

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