Security Violation was Ex-Airport Official's Third in Two Years

April 4, 2019

CLEVELAND — Newly-released records concerning an October security violation by two Cleveland city officials reveal former Assistant Director of Port Control Fred Szabo had a history of security violations, and that at least one security coordinator believed the city delayed notifying TSA of the breach because of who was involved.

The City of Cleveland released three dozen pages of letters and internal records in response to a public records request by 5 On Your Side Investigators. Those records lay out an incident involving Szabo and the city's Chief Operating Officer Darnell Brown.

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