State’s attorney drops charges against former officer
NIU employee: Officers wanted files removed from computers
SYCAMORE – Sexual assault charges against former Northern Illinois University police officer Andrew Rifkin were dropped Tuesday after more testimony raised questions about the NIU Police department withholding information.
DeKalb County State’s Attorney Clay Campbell called the NIU police’s mishandling of information “egregious” and said he had little confidence all the information in the case had been brought forth by the department. His comments came after hearing of a late-night meeting that took place between NIU police Chief Donald Grady and an information technology specialist to remove personal files from the chief’s laptop.
Campbell said he could not put Rifkin’s liberty in jeopardy any longer.
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