I was sickened to hear about a former TSA staffer in Orlando who was recently arrested for lewd and lascivious conduct.
TSA takes allegations such as these very seriously and steps were taken to terminate this employee. Yesterday, the employee resigned.
TSA uses background screening and perpetual vetting to keep those with criminal records out of our workforce, but background checks are not a crystal ball and cannot predict what a person will do in the future.
Our officers are deeply saddened and disgusted that someone who wore the uniform could commit such an unspeakable act. TSA holds the highest standards for our workforce and this individual's actions do not reflect on the more than 50,000 men and women who work every day to keep the traveling public safe.
TSA Blog Team