Police Officer Involved in Dragging United Passenger From Flight Has Been Placed on Leave

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In the wake of the video showing aviation officers forcibly removing a passenger from a United Airlines flight out of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport new details have come to light. 

One of the officers involved in the violent encounter has been placed on leave, according to CBS

The video shows a man being dragged out of his seat and down the aisle of the plane after he refused to give up his seat on the overbooked flight. As the video went viral and spurred backlash online and in the media, both United and the Chicago Police Department released statements, sparking further disapproval from customers. 

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The police department's statement especially angered people for claiming the passenger "fell" in contradiction to what is seen in the video. 

Aviation Department spokeswoman Karen Pride revealed that the incident is under scrutiny. “The incident on United flight 3411 was not in accordance with our standard operating procedure and the actions of the aviation security officer are obviously not condoned by the Department,” Pride said.


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