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Millersville Police Investigate KKK Material Sent to Officer -- Mikayla Lewis

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MILLERSVILLE, Tenn.--At the Millersville police department sits a mailbox for each of its officers, every so often the chief checks them.

Robert Mobley, city manager says, "Makes sure there aren't reports that need to be turned in or moved about. Those are the little boxes that the officers place their materials in or messages are left for them."

But a message left for an African-American officer, caught the chief's eye in late December. It was a publication of The Klansmans Voice --affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan.

The officer who received the copy, told administrators that he saw the paper in his box weeks before.

Robert Mobley says, "He just hadn't done anything with it or paid much attention to it. Again, since it wasn't affiliated with a case or something it bothered the chief and myself.

Mobley says by January the officer filed a complaint, and the city launched a full investigation.

Mobley says,  "We wanted to get to the bottom of it."

But on top of the KKK publication was a post- it note  with handwriting the African-American officer says was similar to a fellow officer.

Mobley says, "it basically said, 'this belongs to you."

The city took handwriting samples from the entire police department, and city employees who have access to the officers mailboxes at the station.

Mobley says, Our concern of course was it malicious or was it simply a bad attempt at a joke, regardless it was offensive."

It's not a laughing matter to others either...

Lamont Thompson works in Millersville and says, " It's not a joking matter, they need to take it very seriously."

Nashville resident, Brandon Stone says, "Police officers and people that are supposed to serve and protect us they should have more decency and professionalism."

The city expects the results of the handwriting analysis sometime next week. There is no decision made on what consequences those responsible will face yet.

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