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Ex-prosecutor, jail guard dropped from Fox lawsuit

There are 39 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Nov 7, 2007, titled Ex-prosecutor, jail guard dropped from Fox lawsuit. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Former Will County State's Atty. Jeffrey Tomczak was dropped as a defendant Wednesday in the federal civil rights suit filed by Kevin Fox, the Wilmington father who alleges he was falsely arrested and jailed ...

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Since: Nov 07

Chicago, IL

#23 Nov 7, 2007
Patriot: I suspect it was added to the list after a lot of folks trying to use stronger profanity were blocked by the filters, and started using the term in otherwise vulgar phrasing. There's a few other artifacts in the list--things that were pegged for one reason or another, but had an unfortunate effect on perfectly legitimate posts (the first name shared by the VP and the senior Senator from Illinois is blotted out whenever presented in the shortened form, for instance, despite the fact that I don't think either of them is called "Richard" in actual articles in the paper).

It's a constant tightrope, here--we really do want to encourage a free exchange of ideas on these forums, but at the same time, with our logo at the top, we feel the obligation to try to uphold some standards--and simply due to volume, we occasionally have to resort to shortcuts, such as the word-filters. Apologies for any anomolies that occur as a result.
joeshtheragman

Chicago, IL

#24 Nov 7, 2007
Patriot wrote:
Of course he was linked to her whereabouts near the time of her disappearance/death. He was her dad and she was taken from his home. The fact is that a complete stranger's DNA was found in the rape kit. That means that some other man's DNA, most likely from his semen, was found in or around her vagina. That DNA was not her father's. To believe that he was involved in her death in the face of this evidence, you would have to believe that he conspired with some strange third person who the police have never been able to identify to allow that person to have sex with and kill his daughter. That is preposterous. This poor man lost his daughter in the most horiffic way; he was falsely accused of the crime and told he was going to be facing the death penalty; and scientific evidence establishes his innocence. He has been through a horrible ordeal.
I can't understand those who continue to summarily proclaim his guilt in the face of the uncontroverted evidence of his innocence.
his suspected involvement will always be there until they come up with the real killer, if your so sure,and you had a daughter about the same age as his would you feel comfortable if she was around him, well would you ? honestly?
Pumpkin

West Chicago, IL

#25 Nov 8, 2007
An aticle today says that Tyler stated to the police that he awoke and his dad left the house for 40 minutes that night- I had never heard that before and I follwed this case closely. This was their supposed "probable cause."
Why is it just coming to light now?
Just a Thought

Lombard, IL

#26 Nov 8, 2007
Get ready to learn a lot more than you ever heard before about this case. The only co-operation from Kevin as to confess and then say he was forced into it. I have a bad feeling that people in Wilmington are going to see the "dark side" tht has never been reported before. Kevin has to have counted the cost as to what is going to be brought up in court. That is suggested why he dropped the ex-prosecutor and jail guard from the lawsuit. They have something to say and he doesn't want it brought up in open court. Good luck to Kevin and his family and let's leave Tyler out of this - he's just a kid; and a good one at that.
Pumpkin wrote:
An aticle today says that Tyler stated to the police that he awoke and his dad left the house for 40 minutes that night- I had never heard that before and I follwed this case closely. This was their supposed "probable cause."
Why is it just coming to light now?
Pumpkin

West Chicago, IL

#27 Nov 8, 2007
I have a feeling that you are right- alot will come to light that nobody knew before. I'm sure Tyler is a good kid, but if he did see his dad leave and told the police then they did have probable cause.
Tim Risdon

United States

#28 Nov 9, 2007
Nick wrote:
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I'm sure you do know that DNA testing is sometimes flawed and sometimes criminals who commit crimes are freed because of problems in the DNA testing, right?
And you do know if someone participated with him in her assault and murder it might appear that his DNA is not on her
Finally, I believe she was in water so his part of the dna could have been washed away.
Stranger things have happened.
Nick...I see a lot of postings from you...from CA, you seem to take a lot of interest in this case. Who are you? Are you really from CA? You know experts say that the person who commits these types of crimes usually stay very involved and interested!
kdm

Downers Grove, IL

#29 Nov 10, 2007
There is still alot of info that will come out of this trial. Like the fact that little Tyler was badgered by a "social worker" (all on videotape) to the point that he was hurled up in a ball bawling his eye's out, he is seen on tape repeating over and over that his daddy did nothing wrong and never hurt Riley. All of this went on for hours while his parents thought he was in the great hands of county social workers!
Wilmington Ron

Lombard, IL

#30 Nov 12, 2007
If that can be proven - somebody better end up in jail for mentally molesting a child.
kdm wrote:
There is still alot of info that will come out of this trial. Like the fact that little Tyler was badgered by a "social worker" (all on videotape) to the point that he was hurled up in a ball bawling his eye's out, he is seen on tape repeating over and over that his daddy did nothing wrong and never hurt Riley. All of this went on for hours while his parents thought he was in the great hands of county social workers!
Rebecca

West Chicago, IL

#31 Nov 13, 2007
Wilmington Ron wrote:
If that can be proven - somebody better end up in jail for mentally molesting a child.
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It is proven- it's on video tape. I thought that the social worker was part of the group that was being sued.

“Ignore the BS and trolls!”

Since: Sep 07

Dallas, TX

#32 Nov 13, 2007
Tim Risdon wrote:
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Nick...I see a lot of postings from you...from CA, you seem to take a lot of interest in this case. Who are you? Are you really from CA? You know experts say that the person who commits these types of crimes usually stay very involved and interested!
Are you even serious?
Wilmington Ron

Lombard, IL

#33 Nov 14, 2007
Sorry Sue, but he is right. Firefighters usually find the arsonist in the crowd watching and the police often find the criminal in the crowd. That is not to say Kevin is guilty - we will never know this 100%; because I do not believe the case will ever be solved.
SueH wrote:
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Are you even serious?

“Ignore the BS and trolls!”

Since: Sep 07

Dallas, TX

#34 Nov 14, 2007
Wilmington Ron wrote:
Sorry Sue, but he is right. Firefighters usually find the arsonist in the crowd watching and the police often find the criminal in the crowd. That is not to say Kevin is guilty - we will never know this 100%; because I do not believe the case will ever be solved.
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I was actually questioning the "tone" used...i.e., how quickly people become can become suspect when they don't agree with you.
Jake Itch

Jamaica, NY

#35 Nov 15, 2007
http://truthinjustice.org/p-pmisconduct.htm

Become acquainted with a few facts regarding this flawed "justice system".
Awkward

Walnut Creek, CA

#36 Mar 14, 2014
sheryle wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah - I can read dumbass. He is GUILTY - DNA or not. You are clueless.
*ahem*
You were saying?
really

Broadview, IL

#37 Mar 17, 2014
Did you ever think about how corrupt will county is. I had problems with will county trying to frame me for something similar. Glascow and his boys at will county can kiss my ass. What happened to Ebby. Thought he admitted to it, oh did we forget Jon Bena Ramsey. You all talk shit and have no clue until it happens. I learned don't take anything for granted.
Wow

Lemont, IL

#38 Aug 10, 2014
really wrote:
Did you ever think about how corrupt will county is. I had problems with will county trying to frame me for something similar.
Yes I have, and can state from my own experience that the Will County Courthouse has had its share of dishonest attorneys and staff. The court system works differently for those people who have the right connections than it does for people who don't have those connections.
really wrote:
What happened to Ebby. Thought he admitted to it,
He did. Life sentence. Search the following IDOC link for Eby, in the results page his first name is Scott:
http://www2.illinois.gov/idoc/Offender/Pages/...
really wrote:
I learned don't take anything for granted.
Another life lesson might be: And don't trust too many public officials.
frend

Ashburn, VA

#39 Aug 10, 2014
We all lived through this horrible tragedy. Very shortly after losing a friend that was murdered in a crowded bar. Is it understandable that the circumstances looked really bad. Absolutely. Mom just happened to be out of town, a lot of people knew Kevin would be out for the night. We are talking about someone that loves his children but make no mistake, he partied very hard. That is common knowledge. Will we ever understand any kind of admission of guilt? Never. It's inconceivable. This is a tough man. No stranger to confrontation. We will never really know exactly what happened except there is a man in prison for the crime. A predator that lived close by. Kevin was not a quiet guy that kept to himself. Haters, go ahead and hate my comments but there is something that never completely made sense here. I could have been beaten to a pulp over and over again and still would never admit anything like he did. Nobody should ever suffer the loss of a beautiful child like they did. Just as Bobby being shot in cold blood was a terrible loss for everyone. Did his family deserve to suffer this tragedy because of his lifestyle? No. Did he piss somebody off? Probably many people. You see , judging people because of the way they live can lead to misconceptions.
Wow

Lemont, IL

#40 Aug 11, 2014
frend wrote:
I could have been beaten to a pulp over and over again and still would never admit anything like he did.
Most people probably think the same way. However, interrogators are professionally trained (to break the suspect and in the use of psychological techniques) to extract a confession from an individual they suspect to be the guilty party. It appears interrogators had already decided whether or not a particular suspect is guilty and wanted to gain evidence against that suspect in the form of a confession.

Legal and illegal are different from right and wrong or moral and immoral.
Outsider

New Lenox, IL

#41 Aug 13, 2014
I think there a few too many csi and Maury watchers on the thread. Has anyone on here gone to school to be able to determine how reliable DNA testing is ? Most of us have seen how will county has put innocent people away for crimes. Even their own hence the bee killer they destroyed a young police officers career. They ruined this mans life .

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