Posted by on November 26, 2021 6:01 am
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US Attorneys Told To Prioritize Prosecution of Unruly Airline Passengers

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland on Nov. 24 asked U.S. attorneys to prioritize the prosecution of unruly airline passengers who break federal law as the holiday travel season begins. “Passengers who assault, intimidate or threaten violence against flight crews and flight attendants do more than harm those employees; they prevent the performance of critical duties that help ensure safe air travel,” Garland said in a statement issued by the Department of Justice (DOJ). “Similarly, when passengers commit violent acts against other passengers in the close confines of a commercial aircraft, the conduct endangers everyone aboard,” he added. While the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) does not have the authority to prosecute unruly passengers, the FFA has built an “information-sharing protocol” with the DOJ so that the department is notified about criminal conduct occurring on commercial aircraft. The FAA has already referred “dozens of incidents” to the FBI for investigation, the DOJ stated. …

Originally appeared on The Epoch Times

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