Additional officers placed on leave over United passenger removal

  • Additional officers placed on leave over United passenger removal

Additional officers placed on leave over United passenger removal

Lawyers for a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight have filed an emergency court request for the airline to preserve evidence.

A San Francisco city supervisor is asking the city attorney's office to begin drafting a new ordinance that would make it illegal for city law enforcement officers to go onto to an airplane to remove a passenger refusing to get off.

"We have not provided our front-line supervisors and managers and individuals with the proper tools, policies, procedures that allow them to use their common sense", Munoz said.

Joking that she might have to have some members of her audience escorted out of the building, she proposed a simple solution for United Airlines to avoid this situation in the future: stop overbooking flights.

"All customers on Flight 3411 from Sunday, April 9, are receiving compensation for the cost of their tickets", United said in a statement to USA TODAY's Today in the Sky blog.

Dr Dao is being treated at a Chicago hospital for injuries he suffered on the plane and has not spoken publicly about the incident. He also described Dao as unruly and said he had "raised his voice".

Surveillance video recordings depicting the boarding of all passengers. Oscar Munoz released an apology Tuesday with the last line reading, 'I promise you we will do better'.

Munoz added, "The first thing is to apologize to Dr. Dao, his family, the passengers on his flight", he said. "No one should ever be mistreated this way". A Dept. of Aviation officer was placed on leave after videos of Dao's removal sparked a social media backlash against United.

"Everyone was shocked and appalled", said Audra D. Bridges, the woman who posted the first video to Facebook. But other passengers on the plane can be heard arguing with authorities over Dao's treatment as the horror unfolds.

The airline offered $400 for volunteers to relinquish their seat.

United was trying to find seats for four employees, meaning it wanted four passengers to leave the plane.

Three agreed to leave their seats but Dao refused, telling flight attendants he could not afford to be rebooked because he had patients to see the next day.