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Clatskanie police chief put on leave

City stays mum as investigation takes place

Marvin Hoover, the chief of police for the city of Clatskanie, has been placed on administrative leave while an investigation takes place.

Clatskanie City Manager Greg Hinkelman stated by email Friday that Hoover was placed on paid leave Wednesday, Aug. 5 "pending an investigation for alleged racial comments."

Hoover will continue to receive his $6,737 monthly salary during that time.

Hinkelman declined to provide any further details, citing an active investigation.

An interim police chief will be named while the investigation takes place, Sgt. Shaun McQuiddy of the Clatskanie Police Department confirmed.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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