In the recent movie Sully, the junior-looking ATC operator who witnesses the ditching of Sully's plane is shown as though he is facing a disciplinary action for somehow failing to properly handle the incident, if not for failing to singlehandedly prevent the plane from ditching - of course he was cleared in the aftermath.
I thought maybe it's just sequestering after an incident to ensure an accurate record, but it definitely felt like "we're firing you for this, maybe throw criminal charges at you"-type of situation.
...but I didn't buy that because he has at least two superiors standing directly behind him throughout the entire situation and none of them directed him to do any differently in handling the situation. I'm far from being an ATC expert myself but what the film showed him to do seemed textbook.
So what was going on with him then?