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The Investigators: City releases report that led to firing of Denham Springs police chief

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Denham Springs Police Chief Scott Jones sitting in the front row as residents testified on his behalf. (Source: WAFB) Denham Springs Police Chief Scott Jones sitting in the front row as residents testified on his behalf. (Source: WAFB)
Former Denham Springs police captain Steve Kistler testifying on behalf of former police chief Scott Jones (Source: WAFB) Former Denham Springs police captain Steve Kistler testifying on behalf of former police chief Scott Jones (Source: WAFB)
40-year-old Christopher Davis (Source: Denham Springs Police Department) 40-year-old Christopher Davis (Source: Denham Springs Police Department)
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The Investigators have obtained a copy of the city probe that lead to the firing of former Denham Springs Police Chief Scott Jones and another officer. 

The document, which is more than 100-pages long, was created for an internal affairs investigation that was completed during the more than two-month suspension of Jones and Steve Kistler, who was a police captain at the time.  

Jones and Kistler were placed on administrative leave by Mayor Gerard Landry after questions were raised regarding the response of a police investigation involving active Denham Springs council member Christopher Davis.  

Davis, 40, was arrested and booked on February 11 after he was accused of domestic abuse that happened on January 15. He was booked into the Livingston Parish Jail. He posted a $1,500 bond and was released. 

However, Davis was not arrested the night of the incident. Rather, he was issued a citation, which led some to question whether this was a violation of protocol.  

The report said Jones failed to follow a direct order from the mayor telling him to do everything strictly by the book. 

Davis and his wife have both said the incident was an accident. 

The report includes phone records from Davis, Jones, and Kistler, police reports of 16 domestic violence cases handled by the Denham Springs Police Department from October 2015 to January 2016, and police reports of prior domestic violence accusations against Davis.  

Read the full internal report from Denham Springs below: 

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