- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - The D.C. fire lieutenant charged by D.C. Fire and EMS after a 1-year-old boy died from choking on a grape will not be disciplined and will retire with a full pension because the department failed to enact a new regulation mandated by D.C. law.

D.C. Fire spokesman Tim Wilson says the lieutenant filed his paperwork to retire in December, and will be able to receive a full pension.

The firefighter was at the center of an investigation into the response to a March call to 911 about a choking boy. The closest paramedics were at a station three blocks away, but an ambulance from farther away was sent to the call.

The lieutenant faced charges of neglect of duty, incompetence and unreasonable failure to assist the public for not letting dispatchers know the unit at his station was available.

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