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August 03 04:24 AM

Fireman arrested for prostitution, cruelty

Arrest comes amid incidents that happened at a Shreveport fire station

 Police detectives have arrested a Shreveport firefighter this evening following an ongoing investigation into alleged criminal activity.

In late July of 2013, Shreveport Police investigators initiated an inquiry into a complaint received by the department relative to criminal activity alleged to have occurred at a Shreveport Fire Station in the 3400 block of Velva Street. Based upon information gathered during their in-depth investigation, authorities obtained an arrest warrant this afternoon charging 50 year old Derrick N. Harris, an employee of the Shreveport Fire Department, with one count each of cruelty to the infirm and principal to prostitution. The investigation continues at this hour and police believe additional arrests may be forthcoming.

The arrest comes following sexual misconduct involving a mentally challenged man and prostitution st a Shreveport fire station.

Police took Harris, of the 2100 block of Freewater Street in Shreveport, into custody without incident and he was subsequently booked into the Shreveport City Jail on the warrant. Harris’ bond is set at $105,000.

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