- O’Hare Airport security chief Jeffrey Redding was fired Thursday from his $118,020-a-year job for failing to fully disclose the sexual harassment allegations that prompted the Illinois Tollway to get rid of him.
Redding has been on the hot seat ever since three of his aviation police officers boarded a United Airlines jet on April 9 and dragged a bloodied and flailing Dr. David Dao down the aisle for failing to give up his seat for a United crew member.
The incident is the subject of dual investigations by Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans and Inspector General Joe Ferguson.
But Redding’s firing has nothing to do with the viral video that has damaged Chicago’s reputation as an international tourist destination.
The viral video also seems to have nothing to do with someone (anyone!) in the media actually looking into city hiring practices, whereby clouted problem children are shunted from one taxpayer-funded job to another when they do something stupid to bring heat down on the Machine and themselves. We still don't believe for a second the story being spread in our comment sections about this guy leaving IAD on his own, especially in light of the corruption we've been pointing out there for years, up to and including the testing scandal.
This guy is shit-canned after a seven day investigation? Odds are there's something else in the background that Rahm doesn't want exposed, and Redding being front and center only increases the odds of it leaking.
He'll land another government job before Christmas.