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D.C. To Conduct Criminal Investigation Into EMS Decision

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By Rebecca Blatt

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says a criminal investigation is under way into a senior paramedic's decision not to transport a 2-year-old girl who later died.

Lanier says a preliminary review determined an investigation into criminal conduct or negligence was warranted. The girl's parents called for help twice on February 10th. Paramedics at first decided not to take her to the hospital. But her parents called again nine hours later. The girl was then taken to a hospital, where she later died.

D.C.'s Attorney General Peter Nickles says authorities will pursue the matter "vigorously."

EMS officials say the senior paramedic who made the initial decision not to transport the toddler has been put on no-contact administrative duty.

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