Oxford's mayor requests the state conduct internal investigation

The state attorney general's office is conducting an investigation into the Oxford Police Department at the request of the city's mayor.

Posted: May 29, 2019 10:42 AM

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - An investigation into the Oxford Police Department is being conducted after a police officer was arrested for murder last week.

Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill stated she contacted Attorney General Jim Hood on Friday and requested his office conduct an internal investigation.

Former police officer Matthew Kinne was arrested and charged with the murder of Dominique Clayton.

Clayton's body was found on Sunday, May 19, at her home on Suncrest Drive in Oxford.

Kinne was a four-year veteran of the Oxford Police Department. He was later fired following his arrest.

“From the time this tragedy occurred, Oxford Police Department called for outside assistance from the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation to handle the criminal investigation,” Tannehill stated.

The mayor said state investigators and the attorney general's office will conduct thorough investigations and will have full cooperation and support from the police department and the city of Oxford.

“As with any tragedy that occurs, there are many rumors that surface.”

Tannehill confirmed she and the board of aldermen have not taken action regarding suspension or termination of any other police officers.

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