D'Iberville officers resign amid misconduct investigation

D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - Two D'Iberville police officers have resigned, ending an internal misconduct investigation.

Officers Michael Mitchell and Justin Grafton were accused of simple assault against a private citizen in Oxford. The officers were attending a training seminar in north Mississippi when the incident occurred.

Mitchell and Grafton were placed on administrative leave with pay while an internal investigation took place. Thursday, D'Iberville Police Chief Wayne Payne announced that since the officers resigned, that investigation is closed.

"The officers are good officers and did a good job for the citizens of D'Iberville," Chief Payne said. "However, we in the law enforcement profession should always behave on or off duty in a manner that does not bring discredit to the agency where we are employed or the citizens we serve."

Chief Payne emphasized that his department has a code of conduct that all employees are expected to follow, both on and off duty.

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