I-Team investigation: D.C. Councilman asks inspector general to investigate D.C. Fire & EMS accusations

D.C. Councilman Tommy Wells is calling on the Inspector General’s office to conduct independent investigation into allegations that two D.C. Fire and EMS training academy instructors have been harassing female cadets.

In a letter dated Feb. 26, 2013, Wells asks the inspector general to investigate the allegations. He states that there is wide difference between what fire officials say and what’s being reported by the media.

The story, which was an exclusive ABC7 I-Team Investigation, discovered looming sex scandal in the D.C. Fire Department involving female trainees. Multiple sources told ABC7 that two female cadets recently accused two training academy instructors of sexual harassment.

"We took immediate action to remove those members from the presence of our cadets and continued class,” says D.C. Fire & EMS Chief Kenneth Ellerbe. “The ladies have asked that we keep this matter confidential and we've done our best to do that until this matter is completely resolved."