DEKALB (WIFR) – FBI Agents swarmed NIU’s campus this morning, to search the University Police Station. Both the FBI and NIU spokespeople won’t tell us why, and would only say is that it’s part of an ongoing criminal investigation.
As you may recall, NIU Police Chief Donald Grady was recently fired for mishandling evidence in a sexual assault case involving a former police officer. So far, there’s no confirmation that today’s search was related.
UPDATE: The FBI says the activity is not in response to any public safety concerns.
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Officials at Northern Illinois University say the FBI has searched the campus police station.
FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde said Wednesday that agents and officers executed a search warrant at the campus, but offered no details. NIU spokesman Joe King said authorities were at the campus police station but declined to elaborate. The FBI says the search warrant is part of "an ongoing criminal investigation" including Illinois State Police, the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
In February a DeKalb County grand jury indicted a former NIU police officer of sexual assault. The indictment follows last month's firing of former NIU Police Chief Donald Grady for the mishandling of evidence in the initial sexual assault case. There is no confirmation Wednesday's search warrant was related.