WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Four D.C. Firefighters Accused Of Sexual Assault

Four D.C. firefighters are being investigated for an alleged sexual assault of a female firefighter at a D.C. fire station.

The incident allegedly took place early last Friday at the DC fire station at 2200 M Street, Northwest.  The female firefighter told fire officials she was asleep inside the station, but awakened when someone touched her thigh.

"Early indications is that, the female firefighter was, uncomfortable in the situation in which she was in. She made allegations that we took seriously and reported it," says Tim Wilson, the Department's official spokesperson.

Wilson says fire officials put the four firefighters on administrative duty, meaning they don't report to their regular station or have contact with the public and the department is cooperating in the investigation.

The firefighters' union is urging both police and the department to conduct a thorough and fair investigation.

NPR

Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
NPR

Tired Of The Seoul-Sucking Rat Race, Koreans Flock To Farming

More than 80 percent of people in South Korea live in cities. But in the last few years, that has started to change. Tens of thousands of South Koreans are relocating to the countryside each year.
NPR

Koch Brothers Gather Conservative Donors To Hear GOP Candidates

The Koch brothers' political network of wealthy donors this weekend auditioned five GOP presidential candidates, another sign of billionaires' increasing political clout.
NPR

Hope Or Hype: The Revolution In Africa Will Be Wireless

Young entrepreneurs in Africa boast that they're leading a tech movement from the ground up. They think technology can solve social ills. But critics wonder if digital fixes can make a dent.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.