A CBS4 investigation has learned that two Transportation Security Administration screeners at Denver International Airport have been fired after they were discovered manipulating passenger screening systems to allow a male TSA employee to fondle the genital areas of attractive male passengers.
Although the TSA learned of the accusation on Nov. 18, 2014 via an
anonymous tip from one of the agency’s own employees, reports show that
it would be nearly three months before anything was done.
Yeah, not like this was anything important to check on.
According to the report, the TSA investigator then watched a male
passenger enter the scanner at DIA “and observed (the female TSA agent)
press the screening button for a female. The scanner alerted to an
anomaly, and Higgins observed (the male TSA screener) conduct a pat down
of the passenger’s front groin and buttocks area with the palm of his
hands, which is contradictory to TSA searching policy.”
The good thing is that someone in the agency didn't like it and passed the word. The bad:
THREE MONTHS to do anything about it. Why?
And the big one: how many others?
Across the country other passengers have raised concerns over the years
about TSA pat downs. But the recent case uncovered by CBS4 is more
problematic for TSA since its own employee blew the whistle on the
practice, a supervisor observed it happening, the agency fired the
employees, and the female screener who was fired admitted to the