Published on May 28th, 2019 | by TLV News


Oxford, Mississippi Mayor Robyn Tannehill Issues Statement on the Investigation of the Murder of Dominique Clayton

Oxford, Mississippi Mayor Robyn Tannehill issued a statement to news media on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 on the investigation of the murder of Dominique Clayton:

“Our community continues to mourn alongside the Clayton family. Dominique Clayton was a mother, daughter, sister and friend and I simply cannot imagine the pain her family is dealing with right now.  We extend our deepest sympathies to Dominique’s family and friends. It is my prayer that this tragedy will unite us as a community.

We have been contacted by numerous media outlets that have requested information.  The one thing we are being extremely careful about is not making any statement that could possibly inhibit the investigation. The City of Oxford and Oxford Police Department are committed to transparency and protecting the integrity of this investigation. From the time this tragedy occurred, Oxford Police Department called for outside assistance from the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation to handle the criminal investigation.  On behalf of the City of Oxford, I contacted Attorney General Jim Hood on the morning of Friday, May 24th and requested that his office conduct an internal investigation, as well.  These two entities will complete thorough investigations with the full cooperation and support of the Oxford Police Department and City of Oxford.

As with any tragedy that occurs, there are many rumors that surface. We cannot discuss personnel issues but can confirm that the Mayor and Board of Aldermen have taken no action regarding suspension or termination of any officers other than the termination of Matthew Kinne at the Board meeting on Tuesday, May 21st. 

The most important focus right now is seeking justice for Dominique Clayton.”

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