TSA Probes Bags Inspections At Charlotte Airport

The federal Transportation Security Administration says 12 security officers at Charlotte Douglas International Airport botched some baggage inspections and should be fired.

The agency said in a Friday news release that the process to remove the 12 from their jobs is under way. None of the security officers is currently on duty at the airport.

Investigators say an internal audit found that in a week last June, about 80 bags of more than 80,000 were improperly screened.

The agency says no security threats were related to the bags.

The same investigation led to the firing or resignation of four workers who had not yet passed probationary periods.

A spokesman for TSA says other security officers have been temporarily sent to Charlotte so that screening operations aren't affected.


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  • by Anonymous on Dec 17, 2011 at 06:15 AM
    Good! That's the way it ought to be! Now, let's start firing all the other worthless federal workers!!! We should cut ALL federal pay 10% so that federal pay is commensurate with private sector pay, then we should eliminate 10% of all federal jobs and get rid of the lazy dead weight!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 16, 2011 at 09:34 PM
    I'd like to hear a definition of "improperly screened", since it says no threat was involved. In other words, what did they screw up?
  • by Now on Dec 16, 2011 at 07:09 PM
    Now let's take that practice to other public jobs.
  • by 40some on Dec 16, 2011 at 05:38 PM
    They should leave the old bags alone.
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