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Family wants DC firefighters who didn't help dying man fired

"He just leaned up against the fire engine with his arms folded the entire time. I can't get that image out of my head," said Marie Mills, whose father died.


WASHINGTON — The family of a man who died after D.C. firefighters allegedly refused to treat him held a press conference with their attorney on Thursday morning.

The family of Medric Cecil Mills, Jr. and their attorney, Karen E. Evans of The Cochran Firm, D.C., held the conference to bring attention to "the unconscionable treatment of the 77-year-old Washington, D.C. resident and longtime employee of the Department of Parks and Recreation," according to the firm.

The conference took place at the Brentwood Village Shopping Center on Rhode Island Avenue NE, the scene where Mills collapsed. Medric Cecil Mills' daughter, Marie, talked to WUSA 9 last week. She said her fathersuffered from a massive heart attack on the sidewalk right across the street from a fire house on Rhode Island Avenue NE following failed attempts to get firefighters to help. Marie Mills says they were visiting a computer shop when her father collapsed.

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Pierre Lebouef Pierre Lebouef Saturday, February 08, 2014 5:52:46 AM Very sad. Apathy defined.
Lars Olsen Lars Olsen Saturday, February 08, 2014 2:01:11 PM Were they firefighters or were they firefighter/paramedics?
Rhonda Radandt Rhonda Radandt Saturday, February 08, 2014 10:03:48 PM It doesn't matter if they were FF or EMS… ALL personnel should know how to do CPR and use an AED. This is disgusting and an example of the problems inside EMS no matter where you live. I feel for the family and I hope they win their case.

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