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D.C. firefighters face trial board for failed response to dying man

Lt. Kellene Davis is at the center of the investigation when, despite cries for help, nobody responded when Cecil Mills collapsed and died across the street from the firehouse


WASHINGTON — The D.C. fire lieutenant at the center of the investigation in the death of Cecil Mills went before a D.C. Fire and EMS trial board Wednesday.

Kellene Davis is facing six separate neglect of duty charges, including failure to command her unit and making false statements.

Mills collapsed across the street from the firehouse on Rhode Island Avenue on January 25 and no one left the building to help him.


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Steve Grundt Steve Grundt Thursday, March 20, 2014 5:09:21 PM That's all she was waiting for...her retirement. She should be stripped of her rank and brought up on charges of neglect. How dare they do help the patient first work out the BS later, bottom line, Now these lawyers will drag this out for months. It's pretty cut and dry.
Justin DeVaull Justin DeVaull Thursday, March 20, 2014 5:10:06 PM Such a sad story.
Christopher S. Thompson Christopher S. Thompson Thursday, March 20, 2014 5:39:18 PM NO reason at all, NONE.....this never should have happened. Even IF a boundary happened to be in the middle of the street. You CAN NOT let a man die when you could look out and see him.... She doesn't deserve to be retired or receive benefits, CONVICT her of the crimes and place her in prison.......
Mitch Shair Mitch Shair Thursday, March 20, 2014 6:02:55 PM I was off duty with my daughter in the car, we were driving over bridge and saw an old lady fall. I stopped backed the car up and checked her out until her friends arrived. No excuse for what FD did, at a minimum walk across the street and see whats up....
E Dian Cantrell E Dian Cantrell Thursday, March 20, 2014 6:20:01 PM I agree wholeheartedly!!!
Thursday, March 20, 2014 7:54:49 PM I looked and looked and I did not see Al Sharpton and the Mills family outside demanding justice and firings for Cecil Mills death at Kellen Davis's Fire Trial Board hearing on her six charges of neglect of duty. I guess they were tied up demanding justice somewhere else.
Ken Davis Ken Davis Friday, March 21, 2014 4:28:46 AM That department needs a serious house cleaning.
Melissa Shreves Melissa Shreves Friday, March 21, 2014 6:45:09 AM they all should be asham of themself no one needs to die cuz you all dont wont your jobs dam
Ian R Frankel Ian R Frankel Friday, March 21, 2014 12:33:17 PM Nothing is going to happen because everyone is in the union and they will protect their own. She will get counseling and probably will retire with a pension. Family will have to sue civilly for failure to act.
Friday, March 21, 2014 9:48:18 PM I looked and looked and I did not see Al Sharpton and the Mills family outside Kellen Davis' hearing holding a press conference demanding justice and firings for Cecil Mills death like they did last month before an investigation determined who was ultimately accountable for the failed leadership in this incident. I guess they were tied up demanding justice somewhere else.

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