Scandal at Fire Station 8

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  • Complaint letter received from employee at Station 8

    Complaint letter received from employee at Station 8
    According to Shreveport Fire Chief Craig Mulford, the department became aware of the allegations on this date, when a complaint letter from an employee was received.
  • Notice of formal investigation given to five firefighters

    Notice of formal investigation given to five firefighters
  • Notice of formal investigation given to one firefighter

    Notice of formal investigation given to one firefighter
    According to the timeline provided by SFD, it was on this date that one firefighter was given notice of a formal investigation. The firefighter notified was not identified by SFD.
  • Police chief made aware of possible criminal conduct at Station 8

    Police chief made aware of possible criminal conduct at Station 8
    This is the day Shreveport Fire Chief Craig Mulford says he was made aware of the investigation involving sex and abuse of 2 mentally-challenged men by firefighters at Station 8.
  • Information sent to SFD Internal Affairs

    Information sent to SFD Internal Affairs
    The Shreveport Fire Department says the information gathered in their formal investigation was sent to SFD Internal Affairs.
  • Fire chief meets with FBI

    Fire chief meets with FBI
    Chief Mulford says he also met with the FBI on the same day he met with a detective from SPD and the formal investigation was handed over to SFD Internal Affairs.
  • Fire Chief meets with SPD Detective

    Fire Chief meets with SPD Detective
    On the same day SFD says the information gathered in their formal investigation was sent to Internal Affairs, the fire chief also met with an SPD detective.
  • SPD begins criminal investigation

    SPD begins criminal investigation
  • Station 8 Fire Capt. Derrick Harris arrested

    Station 8 Fire Capt. Derrick Harris arrested
    Shreveport firefighter charged with cruelty, prostitution50-year-old Shreveport Fire Capt. Derrick Harris was the first of the firefighters to be arrested in connection with the allegations of sex and abuse at Station 8. He was charged with one count each of cruelty to the infirm and principal to prostitution. He was placed on administrative leave the same day.
  • Five firefighters assigned to Station 8 placed on leave

    Five firefighters assigned to Station 8 placed on leave
    Randy Chandler, 51, Fire Engineer Billy Glass, 37, Capt. Derrick Harris, 50; Jason Vaughan, 34, Clint Richardson, 26. are all placed on administrative leave.
  • Firefighter Clint Richardson arrested

    Firefighter Clint Richardson arrested
    Second firefighter arrested in cruelty, prostitution investigation 26-year-old Clint Richardson, who had been with the Shreveport Fire Department for 4 years, ibecame the second firefighter arrested in connection to the scandal at Station 8. He was charged with one count each of cruelty to the infirm and principal to prostitution.
  • Mayor, fire chief address firefighter arrests

    Mayor, fire chief address firefighter arrests
    Shreveport mayor, fire chief address firefighter arrests Four days after the first firefighter was arrested and accused of cruelty and prostitution at Station 8, Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover and Fire Chief Craig Mulford addresse the arrests and allegations.
  • Fire Engineer Billy Glass arrested

    Fire Engineer Billy Glass arrested
    Third Shreveport firefighter arrested in cruelty, prostitution probe Fire Engineer Billy Glass becomes the third firefighter arrested in connection with the allegations of sex and abuse at Station 8.
  • SFD releases timeline of firehouse investigation

    SFD releases timeline of firehouse investigation
    SFD releases timeline of firehouse investigation The Shreveport Police Department releases a timeline outlining the investigation to that point.
  • Court docs reveal disturbing allegations

    Court docs reveal disturbing allegations
    Court documents reveal disturbing details in firefighter cruelty & prostitution case ourt documents reveal allegations that Shreveport's fire chief was less than cooperative with the investigation into alleged criminal activity involving at least 3 firefighters at Fire Station No. 8.
  • Meet with C-Shift Command Staff

    Meet with C-Shift Command Staff
    According to a timeline provided by the Shreveport Fire Department, a meeting was held with the C-Shift command staff to discuss the complaint involving firefighters at Station 8.
  • FBI, LA State Police involved in Shreveport Fire Department investigation

    FBI, LA State Police involved in Shreveport Fire Department investigation
    FBI, LSP confirm investigation The FBI has confirmed that they are working with Shreveport Police Department and the Louisiana State Police to investigate allegations of criminal wrongdoing within the Shreveport Fire Department, but they are saying little else.
  • Jason Vaughn arrested

    Jason Vaughn arrested
    Fourth firefighter charged in SFD investigation Jason Farrington Vaughn, 34, becomes the fourth firefighter charged in the Station 8 scandal, charged with cruelty to the infirm and principal to prostitution.
  • Glover: "My job is to stay out of the way."

    Glover:
    Mayor Glover: "My job is to stay out of the way" Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover says his "job is to stay out of the way," in reference to the investigation against the four Shreveport firefighters charged up to this point.
  • Randy Chandler arrested

    Randy Chandler arrested
    5th firefighter arrested in SFD firehouse investigationFirefighter Randy Chandler becomes the fifth firefighter charged in connection with the ongoing investigation into alleged criminal activity at Shreveport's Fire Station 8. Chandler is charged with cruelty to the infirm.
  • Harris pleads not guilty

    Harris pleads not guilty
    Fire captain charged in fire station scandal pleads not guilty The first firefighter arrested in the scandal at Fire Station 8 pleaded not guilty to charges of cruelty to the infirm and principal to prostitution.
  • 4 accused firefighters fired

    4 accused firefighters fired
    4 Shreveport firefighters arrested in fire station scandal fired 4 of the 5 firefighters arrested in connection with allegations of wrongdoing at Shreveport Fire Station 8 are fired: Fire Captain Derrick Harris, a 23-year veteran of the department, 17-year veteran and engineer Billy Glass, 11-year veteran firefighter Jason Vaughn and 4-year veteran firefighter Clint Richardson.
  • SPD detective testifies

    SPD detective testifies
    SPD detective testifies on Fire Station 8 scandal, investigation All of the accusations of abuse at Station 8 were discussed in open court as Detective Rod Demery, the lead detective in the investigation, took the stand.
  • Fired firefighters' appeals postponed

    Fired firefighters' appeals postponed
    Appeal postponed for firefighters accused of abuse at Shreveport stationAppeal postponed for firefighters accused of abuse at Shreveport station
  • Firefighters fight for statements to be tossed

    Firefighters fight for statements to be tossed
    5 accused firefighters appear in courtFive Shreveport firefighters accused of abusing two adults with disabilities were in court Tuesday for a pre-trial hearing about specific prosecutorial evidence the defense says they weren't privy to.
  • SFD Chief Craig Mulford indicted

    SFD Chief Craig Mulford indicted
    SFD Chief Craig Mulford indicted SFD Chief Craig Mulford is indicted on 5 felony counts of malfeasance in office, accused of failing to report abuse at Station 8 and interfering with the investigation.
  • Ass't Chief Tommy Carpenter arrested

    Ass't Chief Tommy Carpenter arrested
    Second SFD leader arrested following secret indictment in Station 8 scandal Assistant Chief Tommy Carpenter, 59 turned himself in at the Caddo Correctional Center on a bench warrant for perjury Friday morning