Yep, rank sure has its privileges.
A top D.C. fire official last week hit an 11-year-old boy in a crosswalk and left the scene before police investigated the accident, city records show.Not clear?!?!?!?!?! Well, yes, not clear.
It is not clear whether Deputy Fire Chief Beatrice Rudder fully followed procedures in reporting her March 15 accident. Fire and police department reports on the incident bear inconsistencies that officials could not resolve yesterday.
No police were on the scene, and Chief Rudder left before police investigated the accident, according to a police report and fire officials.Of course, Chief Martin admits that:
Fire officials said yesterday that they were not initially aware that no police officer went to the scene to investigate. But they said they were satisfied that Chief Rudder followed departmental procedures in reporting the accident.
"From the onset of the incident, it looks as if the procedures were followed," Chief Martin said.
was clearly a violation of department policy for Chief Rudder to leave the scene before police arrived.Let me remind you what has occurred, in case you suffer from short term memory lapses.
No police were on the scene, and Chief Rudder left before police investigated the accident, according to a police report and fire officials.
OK jokes, riddle me this . . . . . how the hell can they be "satisfied that Chief Rudder followed departmental procedures" when everyone seems to agree she broke the law???
Oh, I guess I know. In the third world republic that DC is, obeying the law isn't included as part of routine government agency procedures, especially not for a high ranking local official.
FWIW - here's what this piece of scum looks like.