NYC escapes fire charges

City escapes charges in Deutsche Bank fire, but not blame.

12/24/2008


New York City escaped the criminal charges Monday in the fatal Deutsche Bank fire, but the Manhattan District Attorney excoriated the Administration of Michael R. Bloomberg, saying its failures contributed to the deaths of two firefighters who perished battling a smoky blaze near ground zero in August 2007. This story was reported in the Dec. 22 New York Times .

The district attorney, Robert M. Morgenthau, described an avalanche of failures by the city, contractors, and other government agencies as he unveiled manslaughter and other charges against three construction supervisors and a subcontractor in the deaths. He cited what he called the city’s “general level of incompetence” and said it was escaping indictment only because of significant legal hurdles. But he said that his office had nonetheless obtained unprecedented reforms within city government.





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