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Slain TSA Agent’s Family Files $25M Claim Against City Of Los Angeles

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Authorities said Gerardo Hernandez, 39, of Porter Ranch, is the first TSA officer killed in the line of duty in the agency’s 12-year history. (credit: CBS)

Authorities said Gerardo Hernandez, 39, of Porter Ranch, is the first TSA officer killed in the line of duty in the agency’s 12-year history. (credit: CBS)

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textalerts180 Slain TSA Agents Family Files $25M Claim Against City Of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A law firm has filed a $25 million claim against the city of Los Angeles on behalf of the wife and family of a security screener killed in a gunman’s attack at Los Angeles International Airport last year.

AlderLaw P.C. said Thursday the claim was filed on behalf of the family of Transportation Security Administration Officer Gerardo Hernandez, who was killed Nov. 1. Authorities say the gunman targeted TSA officers. Three other people were injured.

The claim alleges that the city, including the Los Angeles World Airports department, failed to properly supervise and train personnel at the airport and delayed medical care to Hernandez.

A claim can be a precursor to a lawsuit if it is rejected.

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