Andrew Rifkin

Andrew Rifkin
5:13 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Ex-NIU Cop Wants Victim To Testify About 'Missing Evidence'

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A former Northern Illinois University police officer accused of sexual assault will ask the victim to testify in the case.

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NIU Police
10:32 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Phillips Named New NIU Police Chief

Tom Phillips
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There have been several new faces around campus this year, including a new president, athletic director, and now police chief. 

Tom Phillips will start the job Sept. 16th.  Phillips has been deputy chief with the University of Chicago Police Department.

NIU President Doug Baker made the announcement Wednesday morning.

Phillips served in the Military Police Corps between 1987 and 1995 before moving to Chicago, where he briefly served as a special investigator for the City of Chicago’s Office of the Inspector General.

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NIU
5:28 am
Thu February 28, 2013

NIU Pays Out 200K In Paid Leave Costs

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Police Chief Don Grady continued to draw a salary after he was placed on leave in November.  His salary at the time was around $205,987.92. Grady and another officer were accused of withholding evidence in a sexual assault case. The charges for that case were initially dropped, but have been re-filed.

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NIU
5:15 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Former Officer Sues NIU Board and Grady

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A former campus police officer is suing the NIU Board of Trustees and Police Chief Don Grady. Andrew Rifkin filed the lawsuit Jan. 22 in DeKalb County. Rifkin was charged in 2011 with sexually assaulting a student. Those charges were later dropped.

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NIU Police
7:22 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Grady Asked IT Specialist to Remove Files from Laptop

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NIU police chief Donald Grady had an information technology specialist remove "personal files" from his laptop the day before he was placed on administrative leave, according to reports of court testimony this week.

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NIU Police
4:23 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Sexual Assault Charges Dropped Against NIU Officer

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Sexual assault charges against a former NIU police officer have been dropped. Prosecutors announced yesterday they were dropping the charges against Andrew Rifkin. The announcement comes three weeks after DeKalb County Judge Robbin Stuckert said NIU police had purposefully hidden from prosecutors witness statements that could have aided Rifkin’s defense.

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Evidence Mishandled?
10:02 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

NIU Police Defend One Of Their Own

A DeKalb County judge could decide today whether to proceed with a student’s sexual assault case against a former Northern Illinois University police officer. 

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UPDATE: Officer Accused
2:05 am
Tue November 6, 2012

DeKalb County's Prosecutor Wants NIU Police Investigated

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DeKalb County’s State’s Attorney is calling for an investigation of Northern Illinois University’s police department. Clay Campbell has asked the State Police to look into the actions of NIU’s Police Chief Donald Grady and his department in regard to a sexual assault case involving an officer last year.

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