Thursday in court, the prosecutor reported authorities
are searching for an unidentified co-conspirator
involved in the case, they don't believe this was the
first time Reynolds smuggled
drugs into an airport and that
Reynolds "took advantage of her position as a
crew member". Reynolds'
Jennings said in court "She may not
have been fully aware of what was in the bags."
The Brooklyn judge in this case granted
bond for $500,000. However, Reynolds
would not be released until California weighed in on the
case. In court, the judge warned Reynolds family and friends that when
is released on bail, if she flees they could lose their
Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association
said “The weekend’s incident reinforces the Los Angeles
Airport Peace Officers' Association's calls for an
airport police officer to be stationed within 300 feet
of the TSA screening checkpoint."
While airport police officers are charged with
patrolling an entire massive airport terminal, having an
officer dedicated to being within 300 feet of the
security area ensures that an officer is immediately
available to respond to issues at the screening station
which is the last line of defense in keeping unwanted
items off of planes and ill-willed individuals from
getting access to planes.
Further, screening all airport and airline
employees, and the items they bring to the airport,
is a feasible and practical solution to fortifying
security at our nation’s airports. Just like
traveling passengers, airport and airline employees
should undergo the same.