JACKSONVILLE, Texas (KETK) – The Jacksonville Police Chief Joe Williams has returned to the department after allegations against him were “deemed unfounded,” said the city of Jacksonville on Wednesday.

Officials launched an almost three-week long investigation. Williams returned to work on Sept. 20 after a third-party investigatory firm, Fee, Smith & Sharp, LLP, looked into the allegations.

Attorney Darrell Noga spearheaded the investigation and said, “in summation, we [Fee,
Smith & Sharp, LLP] are of the opinion that this investigation may be concluded and the
allegations against Chief Williams be deemed unfounded. We see no reason Chief Williams
should not return to work.”

Williams was on paid leave from Aug. 29 through Sept. 19.

See below for the full investigation report.