CLAYTON – The NC State Bureau of Investigation has confirmed they are investigating a former Town of Clayton police officer. A spokesperson for the SBI said Johnston County District Attorney Susan Doyle and Police Chief Blair Myhand requested they investigate a now former officer with the Clayton Police Department.
The SBI was asked on Aug. 24th to launch the investigation. The investigation involves allegations the officer failed or neglected to perform official duties. No further details were released including the name of the former officer.
“The District Attorney’s Office along with Clayton Police Department filed a joint request for the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation to investigate a former police officer with Clayton Police Department. I cannot discuss the details of that investigation since it is ongoing at this time,” District Attorney Doyle said.
Chief Myhand and interim Clayton town manager JD Solomon declined to comment.
Stacy Beard, Public Information Officer for the Town of Clayton released a statement Tuesday afternoon. “We can confirm that the Town of Clayton Police Department requested the assistance of the SBI to investigate allegations against one of our former officers. That’s something the Police Chief can request any time he has an internal investigation. We don’t know the timeline of the SBI investigation, so unfortunately at this time we can’t release any further details and risk jeopardizing the work of this state agency.”