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 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
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.
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.
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 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
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
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
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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 is indicted on 5 felony counts of malfeasance in office, accused of failing to report abuse at Station 8 and interfering with the investigation.