Lawyer: United will save evidence in dragged passenger case

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The lawyer for a man dragged off a United flight says the airline and Chicago officials have agreed to preserve evidence of the incident.

Attorney Thomas Demetrio said Saturday that the agreement means a court hearing scheduled next week isn't taking place.

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

He represents Dr. David Dao, a 69-year-old passenger who didn't want to give up his seat last week on a flight from O'Hare International Airport. Demetrio has said Dao lost teeth, suffered a concussion and a broken nose as airport police employed by Chicago removed him.

Video of the incident went viral.

United has apologized and promised to review passenger-removal policies. An airline spokeswoman declined comment Saturday because of pending litigation.

A city spokesman didn't immediately return a message.
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