Winnfield City Council Votes to Suspend WPD Officer Dustin Davis

The Winnfield City Council voted Tuesday night to suspend Officer Dustin Davis for 60 days without pay.

As the City Council addressed an agenda item labeled “Police Personnel” Police Chief Johnny Ray Carpenter, stated that he was there to discuss his recommendation.

After an approximately one-hour executive session for the council to hear Carpenter’s recommendation, Councilman Hamms made a motion to suspend Officer Davis for 60 days without pay. 

According to sources, disciplinary action was warranted for a serious infraction of department policy stemming from an incident between Officer Davis and another female officer in February of this year.

Davis, a 6-year department veteran, has been on paid administrative leave since the incident was reported. The suspension unpaid suspension begins immediately. As an officer under the Municipal Civil Service, he has the right to appeal the council’s decision to the Winnfield Municipal Civil Service.

The Winnfield Police Department commented “The Winnfield Police Department does not comment on ongoing investigations,” when contacted by the Winn Parish Journal.

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