Here is a followup on the story from Monday about the DC fire lieutenant who retired and escaped discipline. D.C. Fire & EMS Chief Gregory Dean is admitting that a mistake was made in the handling of the discipline of a fire officer accused of delaying his crews response to a choking child.
Lt. Guy Valentine was accused of a delaying his response to the choking death of 18-month-old Martin Cuesta on March 18, 2015. Despite being three blocks from the scene, it took crews nearly 11 minutes to arrive on scene. Lt. Valentine reportedly retired over the holidays as he awaited a trial board on disciplinary charges.