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Court papers give background to charges against SFD Capt. Derrick Harris

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The Bill of Information listing charges against Shreveport Fire Capt. Derrick Harris- the first publicly available legal document in the case- outlines charges against the firefighter and provides some of the back story for those charges.

On count 1- Cruelty to the Infirmed- the State of Louisiana alleges that from 2011 to June 14, 2013, Harris "intentionally mistreated" the two victims "whereby unjustifiable pain and suffering was inflicted" upon them, two disabled adults.

On count 2- Principal to Prostitution- the state says Harris "on June 14, 2013, acted as a principal in the solicitation of" a woman "with the intent of her engaging in indiscriminate sexual intercourse with" a victim "for compensation."

Shreveport Fire Chief Craig Mulford has previously said that the criminal charges all stem from one particular incident at Station 8 A-Shift, but the court documents paint a different picture.

Here is a timeline of events provided by SFD:

  • June 25th Complaint Letter received from employee at Station 8
  • June 26th Notice of Formal Investigation given to five firefighters
  • July 8th Meet with C-Shift Command Staff
  • July 10th Notice of formal investigation given to one firefighter
  • July 29th Police Chief made aware of possible criminal conduct at Station 8
  • July 30th Information sent to SFD Internal Affairs
  • July 30th Fire Chief meets with SPD Detective
  • July 30th Fire Chief meets with FBI
  • July 31st SPD begins criminal investigation
  • August 2nd 1st arrest made: Capt. Derrick N. Harris
  • August 2nd Station 8 Capt. placed on administrative leave
  • August 3rd Five firefighters assigned to Station 8 placed on leave
  • August 5th 2nd arrest made: Firefighter Clint Richardson
  • August 6th 3rd arrest made: Fire Engineer Billy Glass



Related Articles:

SFD releases timeline for firefighter misconduct investigation (Aug. 6)

SFD clears two Station 8 firefighters to return to work (Aug. 28)

 

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