Police abuse or aviation passenger security? It's already in the CATO recaps so I'll put the full post here. Besides, most people (aviation passengers or not) would consider being shot to be a definite security problem! My Fox AL: Birmingham officer indicted for 2011 altercation at airport (Aug 20 2012) A Birmingham police ... Manuel Richard Diaz, Jr. is accused of firing a gun into an occupied vehicle and third-degree assault. Police say Diaz was assigned to traffic duty at the terminal last November and he told someone they couldn't park in the pick-up lane. Police say the driver took off, but then came back. That's when police say Officer Diaz fired his gun. The driver was hit in the face and he released from the hospital the next day. Friendly advice from TUG: Park carefully at BHM. They tend to be a bit psychotic at times.