DC mayor outraged by death near fire station

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayor of the District of Columbia says he’s outraged that city firefighters didn’t come to the aid of a man who collapsed across the street from a fire station.

Relatives of Medric Mills say he went into cardiac arrest last Saturday afternoon in a shopping center parking lot and later died. They say several people went across the street to the station, but no firefighters or emergency medical workers walked over to help.

Mayor Vincent Gray said Wednesday that he has spoken to the daughter of Mills, who was a longtime city employee.

Gray calls the incident “an outrage.” He says officials are investigating and will hold people accountable. He says those involved failed to show “common decency.”

A District of Columbia fire lieutenant who commanded the station has submitted her retirement papers.

A spokesman for the city’s deputy mayor for public safety said Friday that Lt. Kellene Davis has filed for retirement.

Davis and another firefighter had been placed on administrative leave as city officials investigate the station’s response to the death of Mills.

The firefighters’ union did not respond to a request for comment.

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