Mayor Appoints Panel To Review Security At LAX

LOS ANGELES (AP) —A 26-member panel will examine security measures at Los Angeles International Airport, which has been identified as a potential key target of terrorists.

Mayor Appoints Security Panel After Several KNX 1070 Reports

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Thursday announced creation of the panel, which will examine counterterrorism measures, law enforcement, fire services, emergency management and available resources to enhance safety at the nation’s third-busiest airport.

The mayor is responding to security concerns raised earlier this year by KNX news radio and the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association. Questions have been raised about airport police staffing, police communications and whether LAX has become more vulnerable to a terrorist attack.

The Los Angeles Times says the panel includes judges, federal and local law enforcement officials, attorneys, emergency management experts, airport officials, academics, business executives and high-ranking firefighters.

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  • Frank

    It’s about time that someone did something about those jerks at TSA.

    They started acting like bouncers outside a hip club.

    The truth is that they a bunch of rent a cops that happen to work for the US government.

  • Saber 1

    If you look at the talent the TSA hired, some of them need to be searched or checked warrants. I was in Oakland airport and the group that checked me had gand tatoos and they were throwing gang signals and hand signs. Seems like the crimanl element is in cahrge our safety. I will drive to the East coast before getting assaulted at the airport.

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