NBC DFW: Airline, Airport Employees Caught Abusing Security Badges: Badges seized by DFW Airport police An exclusive NBC 5 investigation uncovered police reports showing workers at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport abusing their security badges, even using them to help family and friends skip the checkpoints to board flights. Government officials and a top airline executive were among those caught.The executive: Just three weeks ago, DFW police seized a badge belonging to the Fred Cleveland, a senior vice president and chief operating officer at American Eagle Airlines. A report obtained by NBC 5 Investigates said officers caught Cleveland "escorting his wife through the employee portal to meet with his daughter who was flying in." A spokeswoman for American Eagle said "Mr. Cleveland has a full understanding of what the rule is and will complete re-training to get his badge back. He does regret the error." Quis custodes ipsos custodes? It's not just airline workers breaking rules. DFW police caught a TSA supervisor taking another worker through an employee door. Officers seized a badge from a Federal Aviation Administration manager caught using it to board a flight for personal reasons. And police even stopped an analyst who works for the DFW airport board, the agency that issues the security badges, as she escorted her husband through an employee door to board a flight.