Fired TSA employee seeks to clear his name

By Mark Boyle - Reporter

HOUSTON - A former Transportation Security Administration officer who was arrested and fired from his job earlier this year is speaking out for the first time since a grand jury didn't find enough evidence to take the case to trial.

Jeno Mouton had been a TSA officer for more than 10 years and last February at Bush Airport, a police report said he was overheard saying he was going to fire a weapon at the airport.

Monday morning Mouton and his attorney sat down with Local 2 to tell their side of the story.

Mouton doesn't deny saying what he did but claims it was taken out of context.

"Did you ever have any intentions of doing something violent at work," asked reporter, Mark Boyle.

"I never had any intentions of doing anything at work or hurting anybody," Mouton explained.

So with the criminal case behind him, Mouton and his attorney are now fighting this in civil court. Mouton wants his job back and his name cleared.

"I've lost my employment, it's like every time I go somewhere people are looking at me strangely, like I did something," he said.

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