Lawyer: Dragged passenger 'poster child' for airline abuses

But Demetrio said neither Dao nor his family had heard from United. Dao's attorneys indicated that he might file suit against both United and the city of Chicago. Those cities have sworn, armed airport police officers.

The video of a passenger being dragged by an officer from a United Express flight shined an unwanted spotlight on the little-known police force that guards Chicago's two main airports.

On Thursday morning, Dr. Dao's family talked about the ordeal. Munoz himself said on Wednesday that he had left a message for Dao.

Dao's lawyers filed an emergency request with an IL state court on Wednesday to require United Continental Holdings Inc and the City of Chicago to preserve video recordings and other evidence related to the incident, which would be a precursor to a lawsuit.

"He had a serious broken nose, injury to the sinuses and he is going to be undergoing shortly, reconstructive surgery in that regard", said Demetrio.

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Following the forced removal of a passenger from a United Airlines flight and the accompanying internet outrage, Hong Kong actor Donnie Yen Ji-dan has stated publicly that he will never fly the US-based carrier again via his official Facebook account. In Orwellian language, Munoz himself initially apologized for having to "reaccommodate" passengers.

The airline initially communicated that the injured passenger was partially at fault for the situation and that he had become "disruptive and belligerent" when he was told to de-plane.

According to Pew Research, Asians are the best-educated, highest-income racial group in the U.S. The survey reports that most Asian-Americans do not feel a sense of racial discrimination, with only one-in-five saying that they were treated unfairly or discriminated against because they are Asian. I share all of those sentiments, and one above all: my deepest apologies for what happened.

The same week a passenger was dragged off of a flight, a scorpion fell out of an overhead bin and landed on a passenger. "Our crew immediately consulted with a MedLink physician on the ground who provided guidance throughout the incident and assured our crew that it was not a life-threatening matter".

During the beating, Dao also lost teeth. At the hearing, United called it a different set of circumstances. Chicago Alderman Michael Zalewski, head of the committee, called the incident a nightmare that should have been avoidable. He added that he wasn't sure the airport cops were even allowed to make arrests, or only issue tickets. The airline's initial response was widely seen as inadequate, and in recent days United has been trying to apologize. Republic Airline made the decision to assign four of their crewmembers to deadhead on Flight 3411 within minutes of the scheduled departure. Bell says they got out of their seats and stepped on it. Bell was stung by the scorpion, so he and his wife searched all over the internet about scorpions and what its sting could do. In 2015, the company reported a $4.7 billion tax write-off due to losses in previous years, wiping out its tax bill of $1.5 billion and boosting its net income from $4.5 billion to $7.3 billion.

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