The Denham Springs Civil Service Board set dates Tuesday night for the appeal hearings of the city’s former police chief and captain, who were fired earlier this month for their handling of a domestic violence case involving a city councilman.

The appeal hearing for former Police Chief Scott Jones will begin at 6 p.m. May 24, the Civil Service Board decided. A hearing for former Capt. Steve Kistler will begin June 15.

The hearings are expected to last three days apiece.

Jones and Kistler were fired April 7 after an investigation into the handling of a 911 call involving City Councilman Chris Davis.

Police issued Davis a summons rather than arresting him after a Jan. 15 altercation with his wife that resulted in Robyn Davis sustaining a head injury.

Both Davises have since said the injury was an accident.

An investigative committee appointed by Mayor Gerard Landry found that Jones and Kistler violated state law and departmental policies in handling the case.

Landry fired Kistler and recommended Jones’ immediate termination, which the City Council upheld in a 4-1 vote.

Chris Davis was the lone vote against the chief’s termination.

The Civil Service Board also voted Tuesday night to retain attorney Henry Olinde for the appeal hearings, pending approval from the state Attorney General’s Office.

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