Finger-Pointing Over Deutsche Bank Tragedy

The Staten Island Advance just posted an interview with the lawyer for one of the FDNY officials fired from his job in the wake of the two deaths at the former Deutsche Bank building at Ground Zero.

The lawyer, John Bosco, is defending his brother Peter, who was a captain with Engine Company 10 and is being blamed for not inspecting the building before the August 18 fire.

Here's what John Bosco told The Advance:

"There was a conflict in policies. One policy called for no inspections to protect firefighters from exposure to toxins at 130 Liberty St. The other policy called for inspections to make sure fire codes were being complied with," John Bosco said. "The decision as to which policy to follow was made before Captain Bosco arrived at Engine 10" in late December or early January.

Yet more grist for a lively political debate ahead of the September 11th commemorations this year.