TSA Agent Arrested After Saying: ‘I Am God, I’m In Charge.’

KIM BALDONADO and SCOTT WEBER report on NBC Los Angeles:
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They are the first line of defense in airport security but two troubling incidents involving TSA agents at LAX are raising concerns.

A TSA agent was arrested on January 3rd in Terminal One at LAX, a source told NBCLA. He had just gotten off duty and was behaving erratically, saying, “I am god, I’m in charge.”

Meanwhile, a TSA Internal Affairs investigation turned up evidence of LAX TSA agents using drugs at an after-hours party. TSA officials say a videotape of the party was of poor quality and the employees were not in uniform, but 4 employees were tentatively identified.

All 4 were tested for drugs. One came back positive and that employee was fired.

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  • tonyviner

    I do not trust anyone that is supposed to be in a position to secure my safety, for precisely this reason, and other, more personal reasons.

  • Broken_Finger

    Robots. It's the only way.

  • amuniz

    AS A FORMER TSA AGENT, I MUST SAY THAT ALL THE BAD THINGS GOING ON WITH TSA OFFICERS HAVE TO DO WITH THE LOW MORAL AND LACK OF RESPECT THAT THEY ARE RECEIVENG FROM THIER PEERS AND HEAD OFFICERS. I TOO WAS ACCUSSED FALSELY, BUT DECIDED TO RESIGN BECAUSE I DIDNT HAVE A CHANCE TO BE HEARD. THE DESSION WAS MADE BY MANAGEMENT TO GET RID OF ME AND THIS WAS THE ONLY WAY THEY KNEW HOW. HOW DO WE HOLD THEM RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY WRONG DOING, I SAW MANY MANAGERS GO AGAINST POLICY'S, AND NOTHING WAS EVER DONE TO THEM, NOR WHERE THEY EVER PLASTER ON THE NEWS, AND ALL BROKEN POLICY'S WHERE NEWS WORTHY.

    • amuniz

      I am not condoning poor behavior or poor work ethics or lack of morals, but I do believe that these officers should be educated on the importance of thier work ethics and how important it is to show that it is not about you as an officer, but on how important it is to keep yourselves and others safe and secure of any negative acts against our country. As officers of the TSA and any other type of security or Law Enforcements, you are responsible to Lead as good examples not like, NUMNUTS…..

  • Anonymous

    I am not condoning poor behavior or poor work ethics or lack of morals, but I do believe that these officers should be educated on the importance of thier work ethics and how important it is to show that it is not about you as an officer, but on how important it is to keep yourselves and others safe and secure of any negative acts against our country. As officers of the TSA and any other type of security or Law Enforcements, you are responsible to Lead as good examples not like, NUMNUTS…..

  • Diogenese

    Attention America, why aren’t you seriously offended by this criminal behavior by the actions of this employee hired by the Federal government? Is this America or Russia, China or North Korea? This is just a taste of what is happening in our country to control you and put fear in your hearts and minds! I know it sounds crazy but we’re living in crazy times that America has never experienced before. Put reason and rationale ahead of feelings and emotions to defeat this tyrannical behavior sanctioned by our government.

  • Diogenese

    Attention America, why aren’t you seriously offended by this criminal behavior by the actions of this employee hired by the Federal government? Is this America or Russia, China or North Korea? This is just a taste of what is happening in our country to control you and put fear in your hearts and minds! I know it sounds crazy but we’re living in crazy times that America has never experienced before. Put reason and rationale ahead of feelings and emotions to defeat this tyrannical behavior sanctioned by our government.

  • Diogenese

    Attention America, why aren’t you seriously offended by this criminal behavior by the actions of this employee hired by the Federal government? Is this America or Russia, China or North Korea? This is just a taste of what is happening in our country to control you and put fear in your hearts and minds! I know it sounds crazy but we’re living in crazy times that America has never experienced before. Put reason and rationale ahead of feelings and emotions to defeat this tyrannical behavior sanctioned by our government.

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