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By Elisha Fieldstadt
A United Airlines employee has been criminally charged and could be fired after she was accused of using rage to hide a black passenger at Houston Airport , according to police.
Carmella Davano was quoted as using profane and abusive languages in a public place after Cacilie Hughes and witnesses told police that United Airline's employee told her to "stop making monkey" and "stop making monkey," Kese said. Smith's Police Officer, Houston Police.
Witnesses also told the police that Davano said she believed Hughes was on drugs, Smith said.
Hughes had stepped off the plane to see if they had started unloading bags on the asphalt after the February flight to George Bush Intercontinental Airport when Davano shouted at her to get back in, Smith said. Hughes asked for a supervisor and then called the police.
Davano told officers that she told Hughes to "stop making monkey shines", but refused to tell her to "stop making monkey faces." Two witnesses supported both Hughes' charges, Smith said.
The Prosecution Verification against Davano has been filed with the Municipal Court of Houston.
Davano could not be reached for comments. Hughes did not respond to a message request comment.
A statement by United Airlines said that Davano has been "detained" from the service since February 26, and the airline was investigated.
"After the completion of the investigation, all appropriate corrective measures will even be dismissed," said the statement. "At United, we take pride in the highest standards of professionalism and have zero tolerance for any kind of discrimination."