RAYVILLE, La. (KNOE) - The Rayville officer responsible for an explicit rap music video being shot at the police department has been fired.
The Rayville officer responsible for an explicit rap video being shot at the police department was terminated at the recommendation of the chief at Monday's board of aldermen meeting. (Source: KNOE)
The decision was made at the Board of Aldermen meeting Monday night. Investigator Jerry Davis was terminated after a 3-to-1 vote, with one abstaining.
Police Chief Willie Robinson, Sr. made the termination recommendation after he found out Davis was the officer that allowed the video to be filmed inside the PD.
"Once we came out of executive session, he made the recommendation to terminate the officer involved in the video," said Mayor Harry Lewis.
The video for Franchize Q's song "Bout the Money" was shot in the main hallway right outside of the chief's office and in his interrogation room. Scenes from the video show actors impersonating security guards, strippers and multiple drug deals.
The chief told us last month the video was filmed nearly two weeks before he found out.
"July the 15th. The best I could tell, they were in around July the 3rd," said Robinson, Sr.
Davis was originally suspended for five days without pay prior to his termination.
Mayor Harry Lewis calls the video a minor setback that does not define what the chief, nor what the town of Rayville stands for.
"He has been an excellent chief and has done an excellent job for the town of Rayville," said Lewis.
He says the department will learn from this and move forward in a positive direction.
"You're going to have hiccups along the way, but once you take care of that you get to get back to what is normal for your department and move forward. Now I think the chief has done that, and he will continue to be a super chief of police in my eye sight and he's always done a heck of a job for the town of Rayville," said Lewis.
Prior to his termination, Davis used to work for the Winnsboro Police Department before returning to Rayville for a second stint at the PD.