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L.A. Airport Police Union Urges Full-Body Scans at Checkpoints

January 05, 2010  | 

The Los Angeles airport police union urged the federal government Monday to begin requiring full-body scans for every passenger at airport security checkpoints, saying metal detectors are no longer enough.

The Christmas Day incident in which a Nigerian man boarded a Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines flight with explosives in his underwear shows that current screening methods are insufficient because they cannot detect material with little or no metal, said Marshall McClain, president of the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Assn.

"All available technology and tools must be used to fix an obvious gap in security that puts airline travelers and crew members at risk," McClain said in a statement. "Testing of whole-body scanners at LAX has shown them to be highly effective in keeping dangerous materials off airplanes.

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Tags: Counter-Terrorism Initiatives, Biometrics, Airport Security


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