Things just got hotter, I think. This story has been bashing around the news and has stirred some discussion around various firehouses in the area.

Report: D.C. Firefighters Face Administrative Charges
Charges Could Lead To Dismissal Of Firefighters Who Treated Rosenbaum

POSTED: 4:39 pm EDT July 5, 2006
UPDATED: 5:12 pm EDT July 5, 2006

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WASHINGTON -- In response to the death of former New York Times reporter David Rosenbaum, there is a shakeup at the D.C. Fire Department, the Washington Examiner reported.

According to the paper, Fire Chief Adrian Thompson has filed administrative charges against six firefighters. Those charges could lead to the firefighters' dismissals.

Four of the firefighters treated Rosenbaum after a street mugging last January. At the time, the firefighters thought Rosenbaum was drunk. They later learned he had been beaten.

Rosenbaum died of his injuries two days later.


The Examiner reported that the other two firefighters being charged allegedly were found asleep in an ambulance after they missed a call about a woman who was having trouble breathing.

Previous Stories:
June 22, 2006: Mayor: D.C. Fire Chief To Remain On Job
June 19, 2006: Councilmembers Call For Removal Of Fire Chief
June 18, 2006: Report: Workers Fired, Disciplined In Rosenbaum Case
June 16, 2006: Report Supports Family's Criticisms In Case Of Journalist's Death
March 23, 2006: Suspects In Reporter's Death May Be Linked To Other Crimes
January 20, 2006: Finger Pointing Continues In Rosenbaum Case
January 18, 2006: Mayor Calls For Independent Review Of EMS Response
January 16, 2006: Rosenbaum Family Calling For Independent Investigation
January 14, 2006: Second Person Arrested In Death Of Journalist
January 13, 2006: Memorial Service Held For Slain Journalist
January 13, 2006: Rosenbaum Murder Suspect Claims Someone Else Hit Reporter
January 12, 2006: Report Documents Final Moments Of Slain News Reporter
January 11, 2006: Slain Journalist's Credit Card Used In D.C., Md., Va.
January 10, 2006: Police Make Progress In Case Of Journalist's Death
January 10, 2006: Investigation Under Way Into Ambulance Delay
January 8, 2006: Journalist Beaten, Robbed In Northwest


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