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DC I.G.: 911 Director Broke the Law

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A high-ranking city official caught breaking the rules that's costing you money. Tuesday D.C.'s Inspector General says the woman in charge of the city's 9-1-1 system broke the law.

For more than a year, we've been investigating problems at the Office of Unified Communications, the agency in charge of 911. We've caught the director, Janice Quintana, driving to and from work in a government owned Chevy Impala. Now, a new D.C. Inspector General's report says Quintana has been breaking the law by driving that car.

According to the report -- Quintana had a traffic accident after, "stopping at a shopping mall on the way home."

In the report, Quintana says she's allowed to drive the city car - equipped with "emergency lights and sirens" - because she is "an essential emergency district employee" on call "24 hours a day seven days a week."

According to the Inspector General, "Under District law, the director is not permitted to use a District vehicle for commuting, much less for personal use."

D.C City Councilman Phil Mendelson says what really bothers him is Quintana lives and works in D.C. but the accident happened in Arlington, Virginia.

Mendelson says the time has come to replace Quintana, but it's the Mayor who ultimately decides her fate.

His office refused multiple requests for comment today.

LINK: Read the Inspector General's Report
http://media.myfoxdc.com/Documents/inspe001.PDF

 

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