October 26, 2017 11:05:12 AM
A West Point Police Department officer is being investigated by the Mississippi Attorney General's Office for embezzlement, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.
The source told The Dispatch the officer is accused of embezzling at least $3,000 from an evidence locker. WPPD Chief Avery Cook, who was appointed last month, discovered the money was missing and contacted the AG's Office, according to the source.
The AG's Office does not confirm or deny investigations per office policy, a spokesperson said. WPPD officials also did not confirm the investigation.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson confirmed on the record either WPPD or a WPPD employee is under investigation. He did not comment further, saying he did not have enough information to release anything publicly.
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