Trial boards set for 3 DC firefighters in Mills case

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The three firefighters accused of failing to respond when 77-year-old Medric Cecil Mills collapsed right across the street from the firehouse now face charges of neglect.

The three were among five firefighters on duty at a Rhode Island Avenue station on January 25th when Mills collapsed from a heart attackt.

Their supervisor Lt. Kellene Davis was found guilty of six neglect of duty charges including failure to command, assist, and giving a false statement. But the 30-year-veteran is basically walking scott-free because she filed for and received retirement with benefits.

Now, according to our sister radio station WNEW, the firefighters under her watch are facing charges for failing to answer the cries of family members and witnesses after Mills, a long time city worker, collapsed right across the street from the Northeast fire house. He later died at the hospital.

Firefighter Garrett Murphy has been on administrative leave. The three remaining firefighters are George Martin, David Dennis, and rookie Remy Jones.

The men will face a trial board in three separate trials on May 12th, May 13th and May 15th.


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