- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The family of the 77-year-old man who died after D.C. firefighters did not provide him aid as he suffered a heart attack near a Northeast fire station plans to speak out about the ordeal Thursday.

A fire department investigation is ongoing into why firefighters turned away the family of Medric Cecil Mills Jr. when they sought help at Engine 26. The family plans to hold the press conference at the shopping center across the street from the firehouse, where Mills was when he collapsed.

“They haven’t decided whether to engage in litigation yet,” said William Atkinson of the Cochran Firm, which is representing the family. “They want to bring attention to what has happened.”

The fire department is investigating the actions of three firefighters on duty that day, including a lieutenant who has filed paperwork for retirement since the Jan. 25 incident.