Miami TSA Officers Disciplined After Noose Displayed in Airport

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A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer checks identification at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, May 31, 2016. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni).

Two Transportation Security Administration officers working at Miami International Airport were placed on leave for placing a noose and two monkeys in a baggage screening area.

The photo, posted to Instagram, shows two stuffed gorillas on keychains hanging from what appears to be a noose. In a statement released on July 30, the TSA disclosed that the “offensive display” was discovered in a baggage screening area at the airport not accessible to the public.

“An offensive display was discovered in a TSA baggage screening area located in the non-public side of Miami International Airport. TSA Officers immediately reported it to TSA Management,” the statement read. “The display was immediately removed and an investigation was launched into who was responsible for the unacceptable behavior.”
The agency said it “does not…

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