The Shreveport Fire Department may be under investigation soon due to racial and gender discrimination, according to councilman Willie Bradford.
“We can’t have these types of complaints and allegations coming to us and we ignore them,” said councilman Willie Bradford.
Bradford is introducing an ordinance to launch an investigation into the department’s practices under chief Scott Wolverton.
“If they are found to be unfounded, I will apologize to the chief and the fire department, then I will apologize to them,” Bradford said. “If they are indeed happening, then it’s an issue we will have to address.”
Wolverton said he could not comment on the matter because it is a “personnel matter.”