The State Law Enforcement Division has completed its examination into the Sofa Super Store fire in Charleston that killed nine firefighters on June 18, 2007. The report is now in the hands of the solicitor. Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson will determine if there are any criminal charges in connection with the fire.
The wait for Wilson goes back for more than a year, after she met with two of the families of the “Fallen 9.” The two families gave eight binders of pages they say prove the Charleston Fire Department exposed the firefighters to deadly risks. The Post and Courier reports, the families of Captain Louis Mulkey and William Hutchinson say the firefighters had insufficient training and leadership.
Charleston Police and SLED have both turned over their investigations and reports to Solicitor Wilson to determine if any criminal charges are warranted.