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Charges dropped against D.C. firefighters in fight video

D.C. firefighters were seen in a video of a fight after a man punched one of the firefighters in the face


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By Bill Carey

WASHINGTON — Assault charges have been dropped against two District of Columbia Fire and EMS Department firefighters after they were involved in a fight during a call in April.

The fight occurred when firefighters were assessing patients after a car crash near Florida Avenue and North Capitol Street. When a video of the fight went online, six D.C. Fire and EMS employees were placed on leave, WUSA9 reported.

“Today IAFF Local 36 is pleased to share that the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia dropped all charges against our members who were assaulted in the course of their duties. The health and safety of our members will always remain our top priority,” Union President Dave Hoagland said in a statement.

WUSA9 reported that one of its photographers was at the scene when the fight happened. The photographer said the man was aggressive towards several firefighters when he punched one of the firefighters in the face.

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