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D.C. Firefighter Files Assault Report Against Chief

08/21/2013
A D.C. firefighter filed a police complaint accusing Fire Chief Kenneth B. Ellerbe of assault, pointing to an encounter last week when the chief showed up on the scene of an ambulance fire and grabbed the man's cell phone from his hand, reports The Washington Times. The report, made available Wednesday, states "the suspect grabbed and removed a cellular telephone" from the 33-year-old firefighter's hand, causing injury to his right wrist. Chief Ellerbe is not named in the report but a police spokeswoman provided the report number when asked about a complaint involving the fire chief and D.C. officials have confirmed the investigation. The report centers on an Aug. 13 encounter...

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