Cleveland Police Department chief says, 'We had no proof'

photo Cleveland, Tenn., police chief Wes Snyder speaks to members of the media during a news conference Wednesday. Chief Snyder called a story written by Chattanooga Times Free Press reporter Todd South "grossly inaccurate."

Warnings to certain Cleveland, Tenn., police officers against "dating minors, porn on city-owned phones, consumption of alcoholic beverages while off-duty, snorting crushed pills [and] oral sex in public" in May 2008, didn't include enough specifics to warrant an investigation, the city's police chief says.

Chief Wes Snyder and his top assistant this week have denied they failed to investigate allegations in a timely manner that some officers were involved in prescription pill abuse and sex with underage girls.