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...
A United Airlines jet taxis at O'Hare International Airport.