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New Report Accuses LAX Officers of Goofing Off at Work

Associated Press

August 19, 2010

LOS ANGELES—Police officers assigned terror watch duties at Los Angeles International Airport have been accused of goofing off on duty by peering into personal laptops, reading newspapers and spending long periods on personal cell phone calls.

A KNX news radio investigation says a June memo and e-mail sent by then-airport Assistant Chief Frank Fabrega cites months of complaints from passengers about the professionalism of officers stationed at baggage and passenger security checkpoints.

The airport police officers work with federal Transportation Security Administration employees.

The TSA also complained about the airport officers, including a July complaint of a LAX officer filling out a crossword puzzle.

Airport director Gina Marie Lindsey claims she hasn’t seen any complaint memos or letters.

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