TSA Defends Adult Diaper Screening

Search was 'proper' and 'professional,' say officials
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2011 2:41 AM CDT
An image from CNN of the 95-year-old woman who was forced by the TSA to remove her adult diaper in a security check at a Florida airport.   (PigMine3)

(Newser) – "We were right" is the TSA's response to outraged criticism after airport guards demanded a 95-year-old leukemia patient remove her adult diaper for a security screening, reports the New York Daily News. "We have reviewed the circumstances involving this screening and determined that our officers acted professionally and according to proper procedure," said the TSA in a statement yesterday. "If this is your procedure—which I do understand—I also feel that your procedure needs to be changed," said Jean Weber, the woman's daughter. "It's something I couldn't imagine happening on American soil."

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