Indianapolis city council committee tables proposal to replace TSA screeners

Proposal was submitted following controversy over the use of body scanners


According to a story published this week by the Indianapolis Star, an Indianapolis City Council committee has tabled a proposal seeking the replacement of Transportation Security Administration screeners with a private contractor.

The proposal was reportedly submitted late last year by Councilman Ed Coleman following the controversy over the TSA’s use of full-body scanners at airports nationwide. Click here to read the full story.

In January, TSA Administrator John Pistole announced that he was not going to expand the Screening Partnership Program, which allowed airports to replace TSA workers with private contractors, beyond the current 16 airports using it.