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Jul 18, 2013 9:02 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)

EMS official settles claim in 'security breach'

A former supervisor for Emergency Medical Services in East Baton Rouge Parish has settled a lawsuit that claimed he was wrongfully demoted for a "high-level security breach" in which a group of Muslims delivered dinners and Qurans to the emergency communications center on the ninth anniversary of 9/11.
Jeremy Torres sued the city-parish after he and a colleague were disciplined for leaving the group unattended in the lobby of the Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness building.
Torres' attorney, Jill Craft, has characterized the discipline as an "appalling" overreaction fueled by "illegal racial and religious profiling." She said no security issues were raised when Christian organizations made deliveries to the building.


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