CBSN: Justice Dept. Plans to Prosecute Unruly Passengers

‘AG Merrick Garland is encouraging attorneys to prosecute federal crimes against disruptive travelers on commercial flights’

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RUFFINI: "The Justice Department is looking to ramp up legal action against unruly passengers. Attorney General Merrick Garland is encouraging attorneys to prosecute federal crimes against disruptive travelers on commercial flights, according to a memo released Wednesday. Earlier this month, the Federal Aviation Administration announced it has been investigating 950 cases of unruly passengers just this year. In comparison, from 2016 to 2020, the average cases the agency pursued was only 136 each year. The 2021 figures are the highest since 1995, when the agency first began keeping track."

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