One section specifically seeks emails and other forms of communication between NIU's longtime police chief, Donald Grady, who was fired last month, and NIU Vice President Eddie Williams.
The warrant specifically seeks records related to NIU criminal background checks on residents of an area housing development called Eden's Gardens, in which Williams
has an interest.
It also asks for communications between Grady and Williams
, the chief of operations and executive vice president of finance and facilities, regarding the development.
"Separate from his university duties, Dr. Williams
has developed affordable housing resources in the DeKalb community," Williams' attorney, William Sullivan said in a Friday statement.
has no idea why he
or the project is the subject of any government interest."
A statement from NIU
on Friday said Williams
was taking a leave of absence "until resolution of the investigation to avoid any appearance of conflict or any question concerning the university's response."