Columbia Police Chief Jason Cross released a statement late Friday stating that officer Bruce McCloud has resigned. The release states that allegations have been made and the city police department is investigating.
“Our officers are and will be held to the highest standard of conduct,” Cross wrote. “We are early in the investigation and I will release more details as soon as I can.”
The press release did not state what type of allegations were raised. In a telephone interview Friday evening, Chief Cross said he could not elaborate on what allegations have been made but will release more details when the investigation allows. When asked if they were expecting criminal charges in the case, he responded, “Right now, no. That’s why we are investigating, to see if there was any conduct that may have erred on the criminal side.”
Sgt. Jr. Murphy is heading up the investigation, Cross said.
McCloud is a former sheriff’s deputy and ran unsuccessfully for sheriff in 2010.