WLBT, 10/26/8

Jackson-Evers International Airport has been under the microscope of the Department of Homeland Security for the past two years.

A study probed security problems at the airport.

As a result, the department has made 12 recommendations for improvements.

But federal officials will not give specifics on what exaclty they’ve recommended.

Homeland Security Inspector General Richard Skinner began his inquiry following a series of stories from the media in 2006.

The stories highlighted problems at Jackson-Evers International, including allowing Mayor Frank Melton to bring firearms aboard commercial flights, tip-offs of undercover inspections and other security breeches.