New Jersey News
44 TSA workers at Newark face firing, suspensions
NEWARK -- The Transportation Security Administration is proposing to fire 25 employees at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and to suspend 19 others as a result of an investigation into improper screening of checked luggage.
The TSA says the alleged screening failures were uncovered last year after surveillance cameras were installed in a screening room in Terminal B to check for possible thefts.
Eight employees were immediately fired in June.
The latest action raises to 52 the number of TSA employees at Newark caught up in the investigation.
It represents the biggest single disciplinary action taken by the TSA at a U.S. airport.
The TSA says the latest group cited includes both screeners and managers who are accused of failing to effectively supervise their employees.
Get Eyewitness News Delivered
new jersey, newark, newark liberty international airport, tsa, new jersey news
- Guinness drops St. Patrick's Day parade sponsorship 24 min ago
- AccuWeather: Snow for some 34 min ago
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- Get WATCH ABC for your mobile device
- 5-year-old struck and killed in Brooklyn
- Brooklyn fire leaves 2 children critically hurt
- East Harlem investigation focuses on basement
- Church services to remember East Harlem victims
- Photos: East Harlem explosion
- Mahopac HS basketball coach resigns after racism allegations
- Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai wins 2014 NYC Half
- Florida overall No. 1 seed for NCAA tournament
- Final words from Malaysia jet came after systems shutdown
- Oprah to sell Harpo Studios in Chicago
- AccuWeather: Snow for some
34 min ago
Eyewitness News Links
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos