Officers fired following probe of United passenger removal

Officers fired following probe of United passenger removal

Service Employees International Union Local 73, which represents the aviation officers, has accused the aviation commissioner, Ginger Evans, of scapegoating the officers to divert attention from mismanagement, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

In the wake of the incident, United CEO Oscar Munoz apologized and pledged the company would never again "put a law enforcement official onto a plane.to remove a booked, paid, seated passenger".

One officer "made misleading statements in two reports" and the other "made material omissions in a report".

The names of the two officers have yet to be revealed, meanwhile, there was a third involved who resigned following the incident, NBC reports.

The investigation also identified "significant confusion" regarding the role of unarmed aviation security officers, and blamed the Chicago Department of Aviation for a "fundamental failure to implement practical policies and procedures".

The Department of Aviation ultimately fired the officer who "improperly escalated the incident" and the sergeant who tampered with the incident write-up, according to the report.

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Chicago Department of Aviation security officers dragged Dr. David Dao off the flight April 9 after he refused to leave to make room for United traveling crew members, the newspaper said. The incident, which happened earlier this year, left the passenger with a number of injuries, including a broken nose.

First calling the passenger "disruptive and belligerent" and claiming that the flight was overbooked, the airline later conceded that the flight was not actually overbooked. One of them has made a decision to resign from his position.

United Airlines reached an out-of-court settlement with Dao in April, the amount of which was not disclosed.

But viral video of the incident fast became an worldwide symbol of passenger discontent with the flying experience and a civic embarrassment that damaged Chicago's reputation as an global tourist destination. Dao suffered a concussion and a broken nose, and lost two teeth.

Thomas Demetrio, Dao's attorney, issued a statement Tuesday: "It is unfortunate the conduct of these two City aviation employees has resulted in their losing their jobs".

He was later filmed standing up, saying over and over "just kill me". The incident was spread widely on social media and became a major embarrassment for the airline.

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