In a bid to keep the university from releasing documents related to its investigation, Dannenmaier filed an injunction against the university July 6. His motion was granted the following day, which led to the denial of a Freedom of Information Act request from the Daily Chronicle.
Dannenmaier's attorney, Jennifer Murphy, declined to comment on the documents obtained by the Daily Chronicle while attacking NIU's investigative methods.
“NIU’s internal adjudicatory process relating to the allegation lacked a due process hearing and other important elements necessary to assure fairness and accuracy,” Murphy said in an email. “NIU’s June 2017 final decision regarding the allegations is the only complete review of the record in context, and the publication of any documents prepared prior to that would be especially misleading.”