A labor union representing the Chicago airport security officers formerly designated as Chicago Aviation Police has failed for now in its attempt to block City Hall from removing the title of “police” from the officers in the wake of a high-profile passenger dragging incident at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
With the recent spate of incidents aboard airliners, lawmakers are feeling pressure from their constituents to ban airlines from bumping passengers when overbooked. But a lawyer working in aviation law said passengers shouldn't let one incident overturn a system he says actually benefits passengers.
A Cook County resident filed suit against two municipal corporations and one private corporations in an alleged 2014 incident of negligence. Shirley West brought a lawsuit May 22 in Cook County Circuit Court against Chicago Department of Aviation, the City of Chicago, and United Service Companies Inc. claiming liability in a May 2014 injury. The suit states that the defendant owned, managed, and maintained the property known as O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.