Firefighter Still Getting Paid After 2 Years of Suspension: WTOP - NBC4 Washington

Firefighter Still Getting Paid After 2 Years of Suspension: WTOP



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    A D.C. firefighter suspended two years ago is still getting paid, WTOP reported.

    According to documents obtained by WTOP, D.C. Fire Chief Dennis Rubin received a complaint from the NoMa Business Improvement District saying a firefighter had sent an invoice to the company for CPR training provided by the fire department.

    The invoice was printed on D.C. Fire and EMS letterhead, but instructed that an $120 payment be made to an individual - Natalie O. Williams - rather than the department.

    After an internal investigation, the case was referred to the D.C. Inspector General, D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Pete Piringertold WTOP. Williams has been on administrative leave, collecting her $72,125 annual salary, since September 2008 without being charged.

    Ray Sneed, President of the Firefighters Union, told WTOP the firefighter hasn't been called before a trial board in accordance with the union contract.

    "This is a prime example of the attitude of this administration," Sneed says. "This should have been resolved a long time ago."

    Piringer said the case is an Inspector General issue.