Three firefighters who were on duty the day an elderly man died outside a firehouse had their trial board dates delayed this week.
According to the D.C. Fire Department, George Martin Jr., David Dennis and Garret Murphy were scheduled to begin this week but have been continued, and will begin at "a later date."
D.C. resident Medric Cecil Mills, 77, collapsed and later died after suffering a heart attack at the Brentwood Shopping Center directly across the street from D.C. Fire Department Engine 26 in northeast Washington.
An official report found that, despite repeated desperate attempts by family members to summon help from the fire station, no one there responded.
"If we have people working for a fire department that's not accountable for a human's life, they're just getting a paycheck to get a paycheck," a friend of the Mills family told News4.
The D.C. Fire lieutenant who was in charge at the time faced a trial board earlier this year, though she was granted retirement before the board could recommend a punishment.