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D.C. Fire Chief Cleared in Assault Complaint

09/26/2013
The District's fire chief, Kenneth B. Ellerbe, will not be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a firefighter who filed a complaint with police after a confrontation at the scene of a burning ambulance, reports The Washington Post. Prosecutors "reviewed the matter and determined there was insufficient evidence to go forward with a criminal charge," spokesman Bill Miller said. The firefighter who filed the complaint, Sean Christopher Griffith, 33, declined to comment, but he said he has hired two attorneys. He had taken leave after the Aug. 13 incident, but his union representative said he has returned to full duty. Ellerbe, who has previously denied that a physical confrontati...

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