Family Of Medric Mills, Who Was Ignored By D.C. Firefighters As He Died Of A Heart Attack, Wants Everyone Involved To Be Fired

Source: Irving DeJohn / New York Daily News

The family of the elderly man that died of a heart attack in front of a Washington, D.C. fire station after firefighters refused to help him is demanding that the department extinguish everyone involved with the botched response.

Medric Mills’ devastated kin called for the firing of the firefighters, dispatchers and supervisors associated with the bungled emergency response on Jan. 25, which left Mills, 77, slumped on the street despite being within view of Engine 26.

“We want someone to take the blame for this tragedy,” his son, Medric Mills III, said in a statement at a news conference on Thursday. “It is undisputable that the firefighters should have tried to help my dad.”

The Mills have enlisted high-powered attorney Karen Davis to represent them as they contemplate legal action, which won’t be decided until after Mills’ funeral.

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