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London Fire Commissioner Resigns Amid Grenfell Controversy

Grenfell Tower, 2018
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London (UK) Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton has resigned, according to reports.

The Independent reported that the commissioner was set to leave her post in April 2020. The early departure comes amid ongoing controversy over the London Fire Brigade’s response to the deadly Grenfell Tower Fire in 2017.

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According to the report, survivors and relatives of the victims last month called for her and other senior officers to be prosecuted for the “stay put” advice given to residents on the night of the fire.

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