Northern Illinois U. Police Chief Allegedly Threatened Student Journalist

The editor in chief of The Northern Star, Northern Illinois University’s student newspaper, is accusing the campus police chief, Donald Grady, of offering him a job if he would write a favorable article about a police officer who resigned earlier this year under a cloud, according to The Daily Chronicle, a newspaper in DeKalb, Ill. The job offer was made in the course of an interview in which the editor, Justin Weaver, said the police chief also yelled at him and threatened him. The incident took place in August but was disclosed only on Thursday, in a Northern Star editorial calling for Mr. Grady’s dismissal. The university said it was investigating the allegations.

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