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The Transportation Security Administration has put two of its officers on administrative leave following the discovery of a racist display in a baggage screening area at Miami International Airport.
CNN obtained a picture of the display of two stuffed gorillas, hanging with a noose.
“An offensive display was discovered in a TSA baggage screening area located in the non-public side of Miami International Airport,” according to a statement posted to TSA’s website Tuesday. “TSA officers immediately reported it to TSA management. The display was immediately removed and an investigation was launched into who was responsible for the unacceptable behavior.”
In its statement, the agency made it clear this behavior is unacceptable: “TSA does not tolerate racist or offensive behavior and those found responsible will be held accountable for their actions. Two TSA officers have been placed on administrative leave while the investigation is ongoing.”
Miami International Airport made it clear the issue is one TSA is handling.
“Miami International Airport does not condone offensive behavior or materials of any kind,” Greg Chin, communications and digital marketing director at Miami International Airport, told USA TODAY in an email. “This display was discovered in an area managed and staffed by TSA in the airport. TSA is addressing this issue with their employees.”
USA TODAY has reached out to the TSA for more information.
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