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To Elisha Fieldstadt
A United Airlines employee was charged with criminal charges and could do so She should be released after she was accused of having a black passenger at Houston airport to have insulted with racist insults.
Carmella Davano was quoted for using profane and abusive language in a public place after Cacilie told Hughes and witnesses to the police Airline officials told her to stop making monkey faces and stop monkeys from lighting up bring, said the spokesman for the Houston police, Kese Smith.
Witnesses also told police that Davano said she believed Hughes was taking drugs, Smith said.
Hughes got off the plane to see if they had started loading luggage onto the runway after their February flight to George Bush Intercontinental Airport, when Davano started yelling at her to come back in, Smith said. Hughes asked for a supervisor and then called the police.
Davano told the officers she had told Hughes to "stop making monkeys shine," but denied that she should "stop monkey faces." Smith confirmed that two witnesses had confirmed Hughes' allegations.
The offense against Davano was filed before the Houston City Court.
Davano could not be brought to comment. Hughes did not answer a message looking for a comment.
According to a statement by United Airlines, Davano has been "taken out of service" since the February 26 incident, and the airline has been investigating.
"Upon completion of the investigation, we will take all appropriate corrective action, including termination," the statement said. "At United, we proudly adhere to the highest standards of professionalism and have no tolerance for discrimination of any kind."