Probe into police chief stalking charge ends

January 15, 2013

The Associated Press

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.  — The Cook County state's attorney's office has ended its investigation into allegations a suburban Chicago police chief stalked his estranged ex-girlfriend.

The 10-month investigation of Schaumburg Police Chief Brian Howerton was closed with no criminal charges being filed.

Schaumburg Village Manager Ken Fritz says a letter from prosecutors indicates the state's attorney's office cannot determine whether the Howerton's alleged behavior was appropriate or professional, only that it was not criminal.

Dawn Davis claimed Howerton abused his authority as police chief before and after their 18-month relationship. Neither Davis nor her attorney could be immediately reached for comment Monday.

Howerton said Monday he could not comment until the village's internal investigation has ended.