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U.S. District judge dismisses Rifkin lawsuit

U.S. District judge dismisses Rifkin lawsuit

By Keith Hernandez | July 22, 2015

An Illinois district judge has dismissed a civil lawsuit by Andrew Rifkin, former NIU police officer, for alleged constitutional due process violations in a Dec. 23, 2011, indictment — one that never went to trial.Rifkin filed civil lawsuit claims against...

Rifkin lawyer to subpoena two NIU police officers due to missing evidence

By Northern Star staff | April 22, 2015

Andrew Rifkin’s lawyer said he will subpoena two NIU police officers to find out who is responsible for the disappearance of two hours of recorded statements made by Rifkin.Rifkin, a former NIU police officer, is accused of sexually assaulting a female...

Alleged victim may testify at Rifkin’s hearing

By Northern Star Staff | October 15, 2014

A 1:30 p.m. Nov. 7 court date is set for a judge to determine if a woman can testify in the sexual assault case against Andrew Rifkin, a former NIU police officer.Rifkin is accused of sexually assaulting a female student he had a relationship with in...

Former NIU police officer Rifkin’s case dismissed

By Felix Sarver | November 27, 2012

The case against Andrew Rifkin, a former NIU police officer who was accused of sexual assault, was dismissed during a hearing on Tuesday. In recent weeks, Rifkin’s attorney, Bruce Brandwein, argued the NIU police failed to provide the DeKalb County...

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Request to dismiss former NIU police officer’s case denied in court Friday

By Felix Sarver | November 11, 2012

A request to dismiss the case of an alleged sexual assault committed by a former NIU police officer was denied Friday. At a Friday hearing in the DeKalb County Courthouse, Judge Robbin Stuckert made her decision in regard to a possible violation in the...

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