D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson asks D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe questions at the John A. Wilson Building in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Chief Ellerbe appeared before the D.C. Council's Committee on the Judiciary. "I never meant to or intended to harass anyone," he said. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson asks D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe questions at the John A. Wilson Building in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Chief Ellerbe appeared before the D.C. Council's Committee on the Judiciary. "I never meant to or intended to harass anyone," he said. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)