COLUMBIA — An internal investigation has determined that no Columbia Police Department employees took Jell-O shots off women's breasts at a June golf tournament.
The investigation by the department's internal affairs division concluded that female employees from Truman's Bar and Grill had served shots off their breasts at the Columbia Police Officers Association golf tournament on June 11, according to a police news release. Police Department employees, however, did not participate, the investigation found.
The division interviewed 95 people, including 23 Columbia police officers, who were at the A.L. Gustin Golf Course for the tournament.
The investigation began after several Columbia news outlets received an anonymous letter asserting that female employees from Truman's Bar and Grill at the tournament "were clothed in bikini bottoms only" and that "Jell0-O shots were served directly off of their bare breasts," according to previous Missourian reports.
In July, the officers association released results from its independent investigation. The association determined that the female employees had been topless but did not address the allegations involving the shots, according to previous Missourian reports.
According to the association's report, no Missouri laws were broken. Only about 15 percent of the tournament's golfers were police officers, according to previous reports.
Columbia police officials said they would not comment further on the incident because it's a personnel matter, and Chief Ken Burton would not be available for comment, Sgt. Jill Schlude said in an email.
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