United will save proof in dragged passenger case, lawyer says -

United will save proof in dragged passenger case, lawyer says

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CHICAGO — The lawyer for a person dragged off a United flight says the airline and Chicago officers have agreed to protect proof of the incident.

Legal professional Thomas Demetrio stated Saturday that the settlement means a courtroom listening to scheduled subsequent week isn’t happening.

A lawsuit has not been filed, however Demetrio has indicated one is forthcoming.

He represents Dr. David Dao, a 69-year-old passenger who didn’t need to quit his seat final week on a flight from O’Hare Worldwide Airport. Demetrio has stated Dao misplaced tooth, suffered a concussion and a damaged nostril as airport police employed by Chicago eliminated him.

Video of the incident went viral.

United has apologized and promised to overview passenger-removal insurance policies. An airline spokeswoman declined remark Saturday due to pending litigation.

A metropolis spokesman didn’t instantly return a message.