Report says Jackson TSA employees cheated on inspections

A copy of the report from Inspector General Richard Skinner to Transportation Security Administration director Kip Hawley obtained by The Clarion-Ledger newspaper of Jackson said TSA managers and screeners were given advance notice of undercover inspections to test security procedures.

“We could not identify, with absolute certainty, where the advance information originated from, but this information was communicated to certain individuals at all levels of TSA personnel at the Jackson-Evers International Airport,” the report said.

U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, asked Skinner to look into allegations after an internal TSA investigation found no wrongdoing.

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