Shreveport Fire Chief Ronald Craig Mulford has been indicted for failing to report allegations of the abuse of a mentally disabled man at the center of a hazing scandal that broke last year. In that scandal firefighters from Station 8 allegedly directed a variety of lewd and inappropriate pranks toward the mentally challenged man described as the “station’s mascot”, including hiring him a prostitute. Five firefighters have been charged criminally for their roles in those pranks.
A grand jury indicted Chief Mulford yesterday on five counts of malfeasance in office.
Additional information and news reports also indicate that Assistant Chief James Carpenter was indicted as well. Dave Statter has more on the developing story.