Sexual assault reported at West End firehouse

The latest bad news to hit the Fire and Emergency Medical Services department involves the alleged sexual assault of a female firefighter at a West End firehouse Friday. The allegation itself — that two, possibly three fellow firefighters groped the woman while she slept — is bad enough. What’s worse is that two captains and a lieutenant could also be in trouble for failing to act promptly on the woman’s report. Only after the woman went to a battalion chief were the allegations taken seriously, the fire union said. D.C. police are investigating the case as a misdemeanor sexual assault, the Post’s Peter Hermann and Clarence Williams report. More from WUSA-TVWTTG-TVWJLA-TVWNEW-FMWTOP and WRC-TV.

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Mike DeBonis covers local politics and government for The Washington Post. He also writes a blog and a political analysis column that runs on Fridays.
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Mike DeBonis · June 3, 2013