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Updated: 10/04/2013 4:12 pm
BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- Booneville Police Chief Michael Ramey said four people are being held for questioning following the assault of a Northeast Mississippi Community College officer Friday morning.

Ramey said Booneville police officers were called to the campus early Friday to assist them with the incident.

The four people are identified as three adults and one juvenile. Ramey would not release whether any of the four were students.

One family member of the juvenile tells WTVA.com the NEMCC police officer in question assaulted her nephew and called him a racial slur.

However, the circumstances concerning the incident have not been released because this is an ongoing investigation, Ramey said.

"We are still going through videos and different pieces of evidence to try and get this figured out as far as what took place," Ramey said.

No charges have been filed at this point, he added.

"I can confirm there was an incident," NEMCC Public Information Director Tony Finch said. "It's under investigation and we can't comment any further at this time since it is an ongoing investigation."

The officer's name has not been released, nor have any of the four who have been detained for questioning, pending official charges in the case.

The juvenile is being held in the county's detention facility. The three adults are being held in the Prentiss County Justice Center.

Ramey said he expects more information to be released Monday.
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