Louisiana police department investigates firefighter harassment

  • Source: KTBS-TV ABC 3 Shreveport
  • Published: 06/11/2019 12:00 AM

There are still questions on why a group of people allegedly threw water balloons, and shouted offensive comments at firefighters. The incident happened while those firefighters were responding to an EMS call last Sunday at Ford Park. The Shreveport Police is investigating. According to Police Chief Ben Raymond a look into the calls on that Sunday shows police were called to the Ford Park area at least 5 times for minor accidents, loud music, and loitering. He says officers were called when the Fire Department was responding to a medical emergency related to one of those situations. Chief Raymond says he's not sure what information was shared with police officers as they were arriving on the scene. "We did detain a victim, and a suspect that had been throwing water balloons at one another, but in that instance, the victim, both citizens declined to pursue charges, and so nobody was arrested. What I'm not so sure of is whether our officers knew that the firemen had been accosted, or water balloons had been thrown at them."


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