Former NIU Police Chief Donald Grady Suing School

By: 23 Newsroom
By: 23 Newsroom

DEKALB (AP) -- The former police chief at Northern Illinois University is suing the school, saying he wants to be reinstated to his post and get an apology from administrators.

The Daily Chronicle reports Donald Grady filed the federal civil rights lawsuit Wednesday.

Grady's lawyer is Michael Fox. He says the chief was fired without being given a fair hearing and was treated differently than white employees who were implicated in a scheme to use proceeds from off-the-books sales of scrap metal. Grady is black.

He was fired from the post in February 2013 after being accused of mishandling evidence in an investigation into allegations that a campus police officer sexually assaulted a student. Grady has denied the accusation.

A university spokesman told the newspaper he couldn't comment on pending litigation.

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