Robert Deane

Lisa Autry

A former campus police chief is suing Western Kentucky University after the school commissioned an investigation into his leadership.  Robert Deane says the school created a hostile work environment after the report was released, and forced him to retire. 

WKU Vice President of Student Affairs Brian Kuster and Leadership Strategies Group, which wrote the report, are also named as defendants in the lawsuit. 

Deane’s complaint alleges negligence and defamation after a newspaper article was published based on the report. 

Officials at WKU say the Western Kentucky University Police will increase patrols,starting today, in response to recent incidents on and around campus. The University Relations staff at WKU issued a news release regarding the issue.