NIU names acting police chief amid assault case
DEKALB (AP) — Northern Illinois University officials have named a new acting police chief.
The Daily Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/TwhEXv) Lt. Darren Mitchell was appointed to the post Sunday. On Saturday, NIU officials placed police chief Donald Grady on leave over the department's handling of a sexual assault case, which has prompted allegations of misconduct. Lt. Kartik Ramakrishnan also is on leave. He investigated the sexual assault case.
Former officer Andrew Rifkin is charged with felony sexual assault in the case. He has pleaded not guilty.
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