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Security Officers fired over United Airlines 'dragging' debacle

Security Officers fired over United Airlines 'dragging' debacle

Also, the Inspector General's report should become the poster child for why passengers should always maintain the right to videotape mistreatment of all kinds.

In the event of an overfull flight, an airline may entice passengers with compensation to voluntarily give up seats, and, if there are not enough volunteers, may "bump" passengers.

Video of the incident, which shows the 69-year-old being dragged off the flight by security officers as passengers looked on horrified, went viral and made global headlines.

In a video that quickly went viral, officials were seen dragging Dao, bruised and bloodied, down the aisle of his United Airlines jet on the ground at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

Dr. David Dao was reportedly selected randomly to give up his seat because the airline needed the seat for a member of a different flight crew.

The three officers involved in the incident and an aviation sergeant were placed on administrative leave after the incident. United came under fire for how Dao was removed from the flight, as well as for how it initially responded to reports of the incident.

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Ferguson revealed that two of the four had been fired and the other two suspended, but did not specify when the disciplinary actions were taken nor reveal the officers' identities.

The firings were included in a report on the incident released on Tuesday by the Chicago Office of the Inspector General. "That's the law", the attorney said days after the incident.

Two officers who dragged a doctor from a U.S. flight have been fired while a third resigned, officials say.

In a statement today, Demetrio said it was "unfortunate the conduct of these two city aviation employees has resulted in their losing their jobs".

In his report on the incident, Officer Mauricio Rodriguez stated Long used "minimal but necessary force" in the incident. The aldermen introduced an order calling Evans to testify at a public hearing on her decision to remove the word "police" from the officers' uniforms and vehicles, but the Rules Committee has not yet scheduled a hearing. The city also found that officers provided misleading statements and purposely removed "material facts" from their reports. They were identified only as an aviation security officer and a sergeant.