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Chicago Airport Officers Seek To Regain Police Status

Law360 (April 12, 2018, 5:52 PM EDT) -- Illinois and the city of Chicago wrongfully stripped nearly 300 airport security officers of law enforcement status and wiped years of experience from their records after the infamous incident in which an officer was filmed dragging a passenger off a United Airlines flight, the officers claim in a proposed class action filed in federal court Wednesday. 

The lawsuit, spearheaded by Keia Yates, Leonardo Rodriquez and Johnny Jimmerson, says the city and state wrongly bowed to political pressure when they declassified the Chicago Department of Aviation as...
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