A federal judge in Chicago has refused to dismiss a 2014 civil rights lawsuit by a former police chief at Northern Illinois University.
The school fired Grady in 2013 after he was accused of mishandling evidence in an investigation into allegations a campus police officer sexually assaulted a student. Grady denied the accusation.
The Friday ruling means Donald Grady can go forward with the lawsuit. He's seeking reinstatement and an apology.
The suit says Grady was fired without a fair hearing.