- Associated Press - Saturday, August 13, 2016

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Bowling Green officials say a firefighter has retired after a video surfaced showing him burning a copy of the Quran.

The Daily News of Bowling Green reports (https://bit.ly/2aJIQos ) the incident surfaced as part of a lawsuit filed this week by a former city firefighter. In a statement to the newspaper, city officials acknowledged receiving a complaint and a video of the incident in April.

City officials said they placed the firefighter depicted in the video on administrative leave. But officials say the firefighter, who has not been identified, retired before they could take other disciplinary action.

The incident was part of a lawsuit filed this week by former firefighter Jeffrey Queen, who says he faced a hostile work environment. Bowling Green officials say the allegations in no way represent the city’s values.

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Information from: Daily News, https://www.bgdailynews.com


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