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Officer fired after dragging passenger sues United, Chicago

An aviation security officer who was fired after forcibly dragging a passenger from a plane last year is suing United Airlines and the city of Chicago, claiming he wasn't properly trained to deal with such a situation and he was defamed in the aftermath.

James Long was one of the officers called to a plane in April 2017 after Dr. David Dao refused to give up his seat to a United employee traveling from O'Hare International Airport to Louisville. Video taken by other passengers show Long dragging a bloodied Dao from the plane.

Long was fired in August. Another officer involved was also fired, while a third resigned.

Long filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Cook County Circuit...

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