JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Department of Homeland Security has
made 12 recommendations for improvements to security at
Jackson-Evers International Airport.
The recommendations come after a two-year study into airport
security problems. Federal officials would not offer specifics.
Homeland Security Inspector General Richard Skinner began his
inquiry following a series of stories published in 2006 by The
Clarion-Ledger. Those stories detail problems at Jackson-Evers,
including allowing Mayor Frank Melton to bring firearms aboard
commercial flights, tip-offs of undercover inspections and other
The final report says five other airports were studied:
Baltimore/Washington Airport, Charlotte-Douglass International
Airport in North Carolina, Dulles International Airport and in
Virginia, Lubbock International Airport in Texas and Ronald Reagan
Washington National Airport.
Information from: The Clarion-Ledger,