The cop at the center of this year’s police department file-shredding scandal is retiring.
The State Journal-Register reports Deputy Chief Cliff Buscher notified department brass that he will retire in mid-January. Buscher is reportedly out of the office until his retirement date.
City officials won’t comment on whether his departure is linked to the file-shredding controversy. The city admitted that it had improperly shredded Buscher’s internal affairs file rather than turn it over to a reporter seeking it through a FOIA request.