Judicial Watch Sues TSA Over Cover-Up: Passenger Complaints "Assaults Relating to Sexual...

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    Obama Administration Sued for Data on Sexual Misconduct by TSA Airport Screeners

    Judicial Watch announced Thursday that is has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security to uncover reports of sexual misconduct by airport screeners. The legal action is connected to a March FOIA request that asked DHS for information about passenger complaints about sexual harassment.


    While Judicial Watch agreed to narrow its request for information in March, TSA did not produce any documents at all, “or respond in any other substantive way as required by law.” The government watchdog group said the issue of sexual misconduct by TSA came to light in January, when a Colorado woman filed a complaint that a frisking she received was sexual assault. Judicial Watch cited a press report in which Jamelyn Steenhoek was quoted as saying the agent touched her in place she’s “not comfortable being touched in.” ... When nothing was discovered, the TSA agent repeated the search. ...


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    Judicial Watch Sues TSA Over Cover-Up: Passenger Complaints "Assaults Relating to Sexual Misconduct"

    On March 13, 2014, Judicial Watch, at TSA's request, agreed to narrow the scope of its March 5 FOIA request to the following: Incident Reports relating to [Transportation Security Officers] accused of assaults relating to sexual misconduct in 2013 at the five airports identified in the original request. The TSA, despite Judicial Watch's accommodation of its request to narrow our request, did not produce any documents or respond in any other substantive way as required by law. (In a separate Judicial Watch request for "complaints" about TSA security, the agency responded by asking Judicial Watch to define "complaint.")


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    http://www.streetinsider.com/Press ...ating to Sexual Misconduct"/9774072.html
     
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