Indianapolis airport cop suspended for skirting security checkpoint

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  1. sobore
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    A high-ranking Indianapolis airport police officer was suspended without pay this month after trying to skirt security checkpoints, according to airport officials.
    Angela Lee, a lieutenant with the Indianapolis International Airport Police Department, was attempting to board a Southwest Airlines flight on Jan. 4 to meet her family for a cruise.

    Rather than going through the TSA checkpoint, though, Lee allegedly used her airport credentials to skirt security – though she was caught by TSA agents and told to turn around.

    Lee then allegedly found another way around the checkpoint and managed to board the Southwest Airlines flight.

    At that point, TSA agents realized the breach and Lee was escorted off the plane, questioned and then disciplined.

    "We had a police officer that used incredibly bad judgment in bypassing security so that the officer wouldn't miss a flight that was actually pretty important to the officer, because it was designed for her to hook up with her mother and sister for a cruise," said airport Executive Director Robert Duncan. "Unfortunately she used incredibly bad judgment in trying to expedite the flight, and because of our layered security, she got caught and there was a consequence."

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    As egregious as this is on the part of the LEO, the amazing part afaic is that the TSO's not actually realized what happened but they caught it vs having the TSA reporting that the breach was discovered only after the pax arrived at their destination
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    Most TSA in Indy just set at McDees,, sound like it would have been easier to go through security.

    At least this one was not drunk and killed someone and went to prison, and had a recent trial for his 2nd drunk charge and found guilty,

    We do have a nice airport.
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