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IG report critical of state fire marshal

2 years ago Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:48:21 AM CST November 13, 2012 Tuesday, November 13 2012 Nov 13, 2012 in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - A state inspector general's wide-ranging report on Louisiana Fire Marshal Butch Browning includes a finding that one of Browning's inspectors failed to detect mechanical problems with a carnival ride in Greensburg hours before two teenagers were injured on the ride in May 2011.

Tuesday's report says Browning publicly attributed the accident to operator error - even after learning of the possible inspection problem.

Browning's office and state police dispute the findings, including the assertion Browning was told of the possible inspection error before he made the public pronouncement.

The inspector general's report tracks several allegations a watchdog group made against Browning. Browning quit in April but came back in May after state police said he had made no attempt to defraud the public.

News 2's Rob Krieger will have more on the report and reaction from Browning tonight at 5 and 6.

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