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Decision on fired police chief's appeal delayed until next week

7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago May 25, 2016 May 25, 2016 Wednesday, May 25 2016 May 25, 2016 11:27 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

DENHAM SPRINGS - Following more than 4 hours of testimony Wednesday night, an appeals hearing for the Denham Springs Police chief who was fired in April ended without a decision.

It was the second consecutive night the hearing continued for more than four hours. At the conclusion, a motion was made to recess until Tuesday, May 31st at 6 p.m.

Scott Jones and Captain Steve Kistler were fired in April at a special council meeting. The pair were accused of mishandling a domestic violence case involving Denham Springs Councilman Chris Davis. Davis and his wife have since called the situation an accident and a misunderstanding.

Documents obtained by The Investigative Unit show the next day, Denham Springs Mayor Gerard Landry told the chief to execute Davis' warrant to the letter of the law, which meant an arrest. But two days after that, Jones issued Davis a misdemeanor summons. In February Jones and Kistler were placed on leave, then fired in April.

Kistler is not appealing his firing.

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