TSA Strip Search Claimed By A Third Person
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been accused by a third woman of administering a strip search.
Linda Kallish, of Boynton Beach, Fla., complained that she faced an intrusive security search at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport, UPI.com reported.
She said she has diabetes and had her glucose monitor and insulin pump attached when she went through a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at New York's JFK Airport over Thanksgiving.
She said to WSVN-TV, Miami, that she was strip searched in a way similar to what allegedly occurred to 85-year-old Lenore Zimmerman and 88-year-old Ruth Sherman.
WSVN-TV said Tuesday that the TSA has denied any wrongdoing.
TSA blogger Bob Burns said in a post on the agency's Web site, referring specifically to the allegations by Zimmerman, that it contacted her "to apologize that she feels she had an unpleasant screening experience; however, TSA does not include strip searches in its protocols, and a strip search did not occur in this case. We're currently gathering information and reviewing the screening of this passenger, but we wanted to share what we know so far."
TSA said after reviewing security camera footage, it saw Zimmerman was asked to remove a back brace that she had told security personnel she was wearing.