SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Caddo Parish District Attorney Charles Scott has fired two longtime assistant district attorneys - just days after a state inspector general's report found an application used to acquire automatic weapons for Scott's office contained false information.

Lea Hall tells The Times he and fellow prosecutor Hugo Holland were forced to resign Tuesday.

The dismissal of Hall and Holland is the latest development in a continuing dispute over eight M16 rifles acquired by the district attorney's office.

The weapons, obtained from the Louisiana Federal Property Assistance Agency, were delivered Feb. 27 to the Caddo Courthouse.

Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator asked the inspector general to investigate the gun acquisition made by the district attorney's office.