A DeRidder police officer has resigned amid an internal investigation being conducted by the department into the officer’s social media activity.

Police chief Craig Richard acknowledged he has accepted the officer’s resignation, but did not publicly identify the officer in question.

Richard told the American Press the resignation was turned in some time after the department received a complaint regarding the officer’s activity on social media.

Richard did say the activity was not in regards to any public posts the officer had made.

“We are taking the matter seriously and will continue our internal investigation to be sure that this has been handled appropriately,” Richard said.

At this time, Richard said he did not believe the activity to be criminal and that he did not anticipate any charges coming from the investigation.

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