Edgar Co. (ECWd) -
Dee Burgin, the well known civil rights violator who still has his badge as an Edgar County Sheriff's Deputy, is enthralled in not one, but two, Federal Civil Rights cases brought on by his alleged violations of those people's Constitutionally protected rights.
Of interest in both those cases is a recent filing by Burgin's attorney, "Suggestion of Bankruptcy". The attorney reports to the courts they were not aware of their duty to notify the Court of the Bankruptcy proceedings.
Why is this of interest?
Edgar County taxpayers are picking up the tab for insurance and they are the ones hired to protect the interests of the county. If the law firm was not aware of their duties under the published Local Rules for Federal District Court, maybe they are not the ones who should be handling cases for Edgar County.
The filings were almost identical with one exception. The first one filed reports to the court they were unaware of their duty to notify the court while the second filing states they were unaware of their duty until speaking with the bankruptcy trustee. Either way, is it fair to ask why a law firm representing the taxpayers of this county were not aware of their obligation in Federal Court Procedures?
"Counsel learned of the existence of Burgin’s bankruptcy matter on or about July 17, 2017, and was unaware of the duty to notify the District Court of the bankruptcy proceedings, pursuant to L.R. 16.1, until August 3, 2017."
"Counsel learned of the existence of Burgin’s bankruptcy matter approximately three weeks ago, but was unaware of the duty to notify the court of the bankruptcy proceedings pursuant to L.R. 16.1 until speaking with the bankruptcy trustee on August 3, 2017."
Our bigger question is to the Sheriff of Edgar County.
If Burgin is found guilty in either of these cases, are you going to terminate him?