Northern Illinois University Police Chief Cleared of Wrongdoing

After reports that Donald Grady’s misconduct and misbehavior surfaced, school investigated the police chief and found no sign of wrongdoing.

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The formerly embattled police chief at Northern Illinois University has been cleared of all wrongdoing and has returned to work. 

The Northwest Herald reports that Donald Grady, who gained national fame for his sprint across campus during the shootings at Northern Illinois in 2008, was reinstated Friday. The panel investigating claims against Grady found no evidence of misbehavior or misconduct following Grady's reported tirade against editors at the Northern Illinois student newspaper, the Northern Star. The Star published an editorial on October 8 calling for Grady's resignation. 

In a statement, Northern Illinois University President John Peters called the panel's investigation "deliberate," saying that the impartial group's findings exonerate Grady. 

Meanwhile, the Star editorial board isn't sold, releasing a statement that the paper would stand behind its editors. 

"The Northern Star stands by its October 8 editorial," the statement says. "We are disappointed that the university's investigation appears to have focused overwhelmingly on one particular point in [the October 8] editorial, when the intent was to illustrate a wide-ranging list of public concerns." 

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