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
Ex-TSA Employee Faces Additional Child Porn Charges
TSA Worker at DFW Airport Markeia Mimms Pleads Guilty to Stealing Passenger’s Cash
TSA employee Michael A. Luedecke, charged in father’s shooting death
TSA agent, Kathy S. Prisk, accused of theft at Dane Co. airport
TSA air marshal, Adam Joseph Bartsch, caught taking photos under skirts – RT – October 18, 2013
Dozens Of TSA Employees Fired, Suspended For Illegal Gambling Ring At Pittsburgh Int’l Airport
TSA Agent Arrested for Smuggling Illegal Aliens
Former TSA employee Nna Alpha Onuoha arrested, accused of making threats against LAX
DFW Airport Police Targeted Seven TSA screeners in Sting Operation
Holly Springs police charge former TSA supervisor Kerene Helen Kimberly Mohammed with shoplifting
TSA Manager Shane Hinkle at Blue Grass Airport charged with sexual abuse of co-worker
TSA officer, ex-Tarpon Springs police officer Larry Kobielnik accused of kidnapping, sexually battering
Honolulu TSA screener Tracy Leanne Owens accused of stealing cash
Police: TSA employee, Miguel Quinones, had child porn on laptop
TSA agent arrested over cocaine
Former TSA worker, Trevor Lee Schindler, indicted, arrested in Gresham on federal bank robbery charges
Items reported missing from Pittsburgh International
TSA Employee Eric Richard Dunlap at Columbia Regional Arrested
TSA supervisor Jeremy Hemingway caught stealing pills from luggage in Syracuse
Family’s iPad stolen during TSA security screening – 7NEWS Boston News WHDH-TV
Orlando TSA officer, Keith McKnight, arrested, accused of stealing tourist’s computer
TSA screener charged with assault, harassment
TSA baggage inspector arrested again; charged with stealing $150
TSA agent Reggie Edwards at North Carolina airport nabbed for stealing money from traveler’s suitcase
And a few lawsuits:
Two senior citizens filed suit against the TSA yesterday, claiming they were illegally strip-searched by agents at JFK Airport.
EEOC launches probe of TSA ‘hostile work environment’
Man With 4th Amendment Written on Chest (Aaron Tobey) Wins Trial Over Airport Arrest
Let’s see how we do in 2014!