Looking back at 2013 we find that TSA remained busy by making headlines for stories they undoubtedly wish would have never reached the press. The reader should note that these are just the stories that appeared in media and based on historical trends most likely do not include other incidents where the TSA worker’s occupation was not mentioned in the police report.

For 2013 the number of criminal arrests involving TSA workers remains relatively constant over the period from 2010 through 2013 indicating that there has been no measurable improvement in the quality of the TSA workforce nor any meaningful action on the part  of the agency to curb crimes and abuses by TSA workers.

TSA supervisor Dwight Durant among 2 men charged in cocaine conspiracy

http://m.virginislandsdailynews.com/news/tsa-supervisor-among-2-men-charged-in-cocaine-conspiracy-1.1589215

Ex-TSA Employee Faces Additional Child Porn Charges

http://londonderry.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/extsa-employee-facing-additional-child-porn-charges

TSA Worker at DFW Airport Markeia Mimms Pleads Guilty to Stealing Passenger’s Cash

http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2013/11/tsa_worker_at_dfw_airport_stea.php

TSA employee Michael A. Luedecke, charged in father’s shooting death

http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/local/henrico/henrico-man-tsa-employee-charged-in-father-s-shooting-death/article_62ff19a2-e43f-530b-bf4f-30f9ab2904a5.html

TSA agent, Kathy S. Prisk, accused of theft at Dane Co. airport

http://wnow.worldnow.com/story/23730676/2013/10/18/tsa-agent-accused-of-theft

TSA air marshal, Adam Joseph Bartsch, caught taking photos under skirts –  RT – October 18, 2013

http://rt.com/usa/air-marshal-photos-skirts-389/

Dozens Of TSA Employees Fired, Suspended For Illegal Gambling Ring At Pittsburgh Int’l Airport

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/09/19/dozens-of-tsa-employees-fired-suspended-for-illegal-gambling-ring-at-pittsburgh-intl-airport/

TSA Agent Arrested for Smuggling Illegal Aliens

http://freebeacon.com/tsa-agent-arrested-for-smuggling-illegal-aliens/

Former TSA employee Nna Alpha Onuoha arrested, accused of making threats against LAX

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-former-tsa-employee-arrested-20130911,0,2043137.story

DFW Airport Police Targeted Seven TSA screeners in Sting Operation

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/DFW-Airport-Police-Targeted-TSA-in-Sting-Operation-222618731.html

Holly Springs police charge former TSA supervisor Kerene Helen Kimberly Mohammed with shoplifting

http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/08/27/3141906/police-charge-former-tsa-supervisor.html

TSA Manager Shane Hinkle at Blue Grass Airport charged with sexual abuse of co-worker

http://www.kentucky.com/2013/08/13/2764038/tsa-manager-at-blue-grass-airport.html

TSA officer, ex-Tarpon Springs police officer Larry Kobielnik accused of kidnapping, sexually battering

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/dunedin-man-accused-of-posing-as-police-officer-sexually-battering-woman/2133549

Honolulu TSA screener Tracy Leanne Owens accused of stealing cash

http://www.kitv.com/news/hawaii/exhonolulu-tsa-screener-accused-of-stealing-cash/-/8905354/21072990/-/71i08q/-/index.html

Police: TSA employee, Miguel Quinones, had child porn on laptop

http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/22585639/police-former-tsa-employee-had-child-porn-on-laptop

TSA agent arrested over cocaine

http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/crime/tsa-agent-arrested-over-cocaine

Former TSA worker, Trevor Lee Schindler,  indicted, arrested in Gresham on federal bank robbery charges

http://www.oregonlive.com/gresham/index.ssf/2013/06/former_tsa_worker_indicted_arr.html

Items reported missing from Pittsburgh International

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/channel-11-investigation-items-reported-missing-pi/nXhtM/

TSA Employee Eric Richard Dunlap at Columbia Regional Arrested

http://www.komu.com/news/tsa-employee-at-columbia-regional-arrested/

TSA supervisor Jeremy Hemingway caught stealing pills from luggage in Syracuse

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/04/tsa_supervisor_caught_stealing.html

Family’s iPad stolen during TSA security screening – 7NEWS Boston News WHDH-TV

http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/national/northeast/10010203074988/family-s-ipad-stolen-during-tsa-security-screening

Orlando TSA officer, Keith McKnight, arrested, accused of stealing tourist’s computer

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/orlando-tsa-officer-arrested-accused-stealing-tour/nW2ZG/

TSA screener charged with assault, harassment

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/policereports/article/TSA-screener-charged-with-assault-harassment-4250263.php

TSA baggage inspector arrested again; charged with stealing $150

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/tsa-screener-arrested-again-charged-stealing-150/nTsYp/

TSA agent Reggie Edwards at North Carolina airport nabbed for stealing money from traveler’s suitcase

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/tsa-agent-caught-stealing-money-suitcase-article-1.1234370

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/01/06/3768172/tsa-fires-charlotte-agent-accused.html

And a few lawsuits:

Two senior citizens filed suit against the TSA yesterday, claiming they were illegally strip-searched by agents at JFK Airport.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/tsa_strip_lap_9A8oSNkPGgXRcjiAW66SkK?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=Queens

EEOC launches probe of TSA ‘hostile work environment’

http://thehill.com/blogs/transportation-report/tsa/279955-equal-employment-opportunity-commission-to-investigate-tsa

Man With 4th Amendment Written on Chest (Aaron Tobey) Wins Trial Over Airport Arrest

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/01/4th-amendment-chest-trial/

Let’s see how we do in 2014!

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