The Transportation Security Administration screener force at LAX exemplifies the skill and dedication of our screeners nationwide. "Security Issues Cited as LAX Screeners Fired" (July 3) wrongly casts a shadow on the LAX workforce.
Fewer than 1% of screeners have been removed from LAX because of criminal records. Fifteen of the 17 unsuitable screeners were removed by the TSA; the other two committed disqualifying offenses after the first two TSA criminal histories had already been collected. A larger group of 256 screeners who had airport identity badges deactivated included men and women serving in the military, people on maternity or other medical leave, screeners who have transferred to other airports, one screener who passed away and people who are working to schedule a time to complete a third criminal history check that is being conducted by LAX.