ACLU backs DC medic's 'dire concerns' letter
Agency demands an explanation for Jon Botwin's administrative leave
WASHINGTON — The paramedic who wrote a letter to the D.C. City Council warning of a "dire situation" in the District has now been off the street for a week--sitting in an office doing nothing.
Jon has not been questioned or even told what charges he might be facing--circumstances the American Civil Liberties Union sees as nothing short of retaliation.
On Thursday the ACLU sent a letter to Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe asking for an explanation and pointing out the paramedic had a clear right to communicate his concerns to the council under the whistle blower protection act and the first amendment.