DC Fire Lieutenant Retiring Following Investigation Into Man’s Death Near Station
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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — The officer in charge of the D.C. fire company that didn’t offer immediate aid to a man who collapsed across the street is retiring.
Relatives of 77-year-old Medric “Cecil” Mills, a longtime city employee, say he went into cardiac arrest on Saturday afternoon in a shopping center parking lot and later died. They say several people went across the street to the station, but no firefighters or emergency medical workers walked over to help.
The fire company has faced intense criticism since then and now, WNEW reporter Matt DelSignore reports, 30-year veteran Lieutenant Kellene Davis has filed for retirement.
Davis and a second firefighter were put on paid leave following the incident. A third firefighter, a rookie, was reassigned. Details about who was told about Mills’ condition and when are still being sorted out through an investigation. It’s unclear whether Davis’s retirement could affect any discipline she might face.
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