Two DC ranking Fire Fighters on paid leave

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) -- Two fire fighters, including the lieutenant in charge at the time of the incident, have now been placed on paid administrative leave.

This comes after outrage from the family, hearing that the high ranking firefighter went back to work Wednesday and put on desk duty on Thursday.

Lt. Kellene Davis, shown on her Facebook page was the ranking firefighter at the time of the incident.

The Mills family was stunned to find she had returned to work days after 77-year-old Cecil Mills was left to die across the street from the firehouse on Rhode Island Ave NE.

"Some people went across the street several times and stayed on the phone with 911 and put on hold, " said Marie Mills, Daughter.

"We have to go through the administrative process. She came in provided her statement, now that we have the statement and the statement of others the process will work itself out. Appropriate actions will be taken," said Deputy Mayor of Public Safety, Paul Quander.

An ambulance responded roughly 15 minutes after Mills collapsed, only after a good Samaritan flagged down an ambulance.

The 77-year old who spent nearly 5 decades with DC's Parks and Rec Department died on that sidewalk.

"We want to see justice done for Mr. Mills, his family but we want to respect the rights of the employees. It will get done and it will be done shortly, " said Quander.

Lt. Kellene Davis Has been with DC Fire for nearly 30 years.


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