Shreveport Fire Chief arrested

By Nancy Cook |, Stephanie Claytor , Jade Cunningham |, Shelby Lawrence

Published 06/26 2014 12:04PM

Updated 06/26 2014 09:24PM

Chief Mulford will be placed on one week paid administrative leave. 

An internal investigation will be conducted to see if he violated any city policies. 

This investigation will be conduct by the Shreveport Police internal affairs department. 

Deputy Chief Tom Self will fill in for Mulford while this investigation takes place.

Shreveport Fire Chief Craig Mulford entered Caddo Correctional Center just before noon today and turned himself into authorities, after a Caddo grand jury handed down two sealed indictments Wednesday.

Mulford was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center on a secret indictment warrant charging five counts of malfeasance in office. Each charge has a bond of $5,000.

The indictment is related to the abuse and prostitution scandal at Shreveport’s Fire Station No. 8 revealed last summer.

Seven firefighters were investigated for playing cruel pranks on two mentally challenged men who spent time at the station; five were charged and arrested. They were also accused of of paying a prostitute to have sex with one of the men.

Mulford was accompanied by his wife and former Caddo Parish District Attorney Paul Carmouche, who is now in private practice as a criminal defense lawyer.

There will be another arrest related to the Fire Station No 8 scandal, according to Caddo District Attorney Charles Scott. The warrant served on Mulford was a result of only one of the two sealed indictments handed down by the Caddo Parish grand jury. 

NBC 6 News has a crew at CCC and will bring details as they become available.

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