Officer who dragged passenger from United flight was fresh off suspension

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CHICAGO -- It's been uncovered that the aviation officer who dragged a passenger from his seat on a United Airlines flight last month had previous issues with his conduct.

Officer James Long had just finished serving a five-day suspension less than two weeks before the viral incident with Dr. David Dao occurred.

Long reportedly violated five department rules in January, including failing to complete a task safely, inattention to duty and unbecoming conduct.

Long is one of four officers who was put on paid leave as the city investigates the United dragging incident.