NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says continued lapses in airport screening procedures are “highly concerning and a major threat we must neutralize.”
The New York Democrat said Sunday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Inspector General’s office should undertake a thorough review of the Transportation Security Administration’s employee training procedures.READ MORE: Protesters Attempt To Storm Entrance Of Barclays Center Over Nets' Refusal To Allow Kyrie Irving To Play Due To NYC Vaccine Mandate
An inspector general’s report delivered last week in a classified briefing before the House Committee on Homeland Security found that covert testers were able to sneak banned items past airport screeners about 80 percent of the time.READ MORE: NYPD: Knife Fight Spills Into Midtown Pizzeria, 2 Taken Into Custody
TSA Administrator David Pekoske said in response to the report that his agency was implementing measures to improve screening effectiveness.
Schumer said the TSA should move immediately to address gaps in training procedures, technology and “the entire airport security process.”MORE NEWS: With Less Than A Week Before NYC's Deadline, Municipal Workers Hold Anti-Vaccine Mandate Rally On Staten Island
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