TSA issues statement regarding the July incident involving MIA Transportation Security Officers

Monday, September 18, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) holds its Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) to the highest professional and ethical standards and has no tolerance for misconduct in the workplace. Any employee who fails to meet our fundamental ethical standards is held accountable.

When this incident occurred in July, TSA took immediate action, when an employee quickly followed up on a complaint, watched CCTV, and shared findings with the police who also took immediate action. TSA immediately removed the three TSOs from screening, pending completion of the investigation and administrative actions. The TSOs were also placed in non-pay status.

TSA actively and aggressively investigated these allegations of misconduct and presented our findings to the Miami-Dade Police Department, and TSA Special Agents have been working closely with them. For more information on the investigation, please contact the Miami-Dade Police Department.