(KSLA) - A legal victory for a former Shreveport fire chief after spending years in court.
The City of Atlanta, Georgia agreed to a $1.2 million settlement regarding the dismissal of Chief Kelvin Cochran.
Chief Cochran was fired as fire chief from the Atlanta Fire Department in 2015 for writing a book about his faith on his own time.
Cochran was served a 30 day suspension without pay and ordered to complete sensitivity training before he was eventually fired.
Last December, a federal district court said his firing was unconstitutional.
Cochran was hired by SFD in 1981. In 1999, he was appointed as Shreveport’s first African-American fire chief by then Mayor Keith Hightower.