NIU police

Concealed Carry
6:30 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Local Authorities Still Waiting On Concealed Carry Details

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The wrangling over a final concealed carry bill in Springfield is adding to the uncertainty at the local level. Officials continue to wait and see how a final bill would affect them.

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Administrative Leave Ends In Firing
10:54 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Grady Out As NIU Police Chief

Former NIU Police Chief Donald Grady
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Northern Illinois University Police Chief Donald Grady has been fired.

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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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NIU Investigations
5:27 am
Wed November 21, 2012

NIU President Orders Reviews Of Accounting, Police Department

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Northern Illinois University employees received more than a traditional Thanksgiving greeting from their president in their inboxes this week: President John Peters also laid out a series of in-depth reviews the university is planning in response to several recent internal controversies. 

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NIU
4:57 pm
Sat November 10, 2012

NIU Police Chief Grady On Administrative Leave, Not First Time

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Deputy Police Chief takes the reins

Northern Illinois University has placed its police chief on administrative leave. Chief Donald Grady and Lt. Kartik Ramakrishnan are facing disciplinary proceedings by the university. Deputy Chief of Police Darren Mitchell, a member of the NIU Police Department since 2000 who also serves as executive director of the Office of Emergency Management and Planning, was named Sunday to take command of the 38-member force until an acting chief is named.

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NIU
8:16 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

NIU President Peters Explains Silence, Urges Unity

Northern Illinois University President John Peters
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Northern Illinois University President John Peters explains his silence on several controversial matters and asks the campus to stick together. 

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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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