Written rebuke voided by boss

A written reprimand by the employer of the NIU black student who missed work after a Saturday night beating by five white men was nullified Thursday.

Dewey Yaeger, DeKalb Bank president and chief executive officer said the written reprimand for failing to show for work was removed from the victim’s permanent personnel file after Yaeger investigated the incident.

The issue “is resolved as far as we’re concerned,” Yaeger said. The victim is a part-time employee at the DeKalb Bank, 363 E. Lincoln Hwy. The reprimand was originaly issued as business policy because the floor manager was not aware of the extenuating circumstances.

The victim failed to show for work because he was in the DeKalb Police Station and the Kishwaukee Community Hospital most of Sunday morning seeking medical attention.

Judicial Office Director Larry Bolles said the victim does not want to leave NIU because a white male pulled the victim out of the melee—showing the victim that everyone is not out to get him.

NIU President John La Tourette promised strong and swift action against those responsible. If caught, the assailants will face disciplinary action from NIU, as well as criminal action from the state.