03/24/2013

7 disciplined over D.C. officer's ambulance delay

They've been referred for "appropriate personnel action" after a cop waited 20 minutes after being hit by a vehicle on his motorcycle

By Sam Ford and Jummy Olabanji
WJLA

WASHINGTON — Seven District employees have been referred for "appropriate personnel action" and multiple corrective measures has been put into place after an MPD officer had to wait nearly 20 minutes for an ambulance after being hit by a car, a city report says.

On March 5, a D.C. motorcycle officer waited nearly 20 minutes for an ambulance after he was struck in a hit-and-run near the intersection of 46th and A streets SE. Officials have since focused on why and how one of their own was left helpless.

According to the report, three D.C. ambulances were improperly out of service on the night of the crash, during which a mutual aide Prince George's County unit was the first to arrive on scene.

Full Story: Report reveals new information about injured officer's wait time for ambulance

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