소송에 따르면, “Jamii frequently has to deal with false positives when she flies” and the agency “receives complaints from transgender individuals regarding” the issue regularly.
“False-positives on body scanners are a common occurrence; upon information and belief, 적어도 20% of TSA body scans indicate an anomaly even though the traveler is not secreting any items on their person,” said the complaint.
The teen told the body scanner operator she was transgender and asked for a re-scan with “other button” 누름, but the employee refused and called a supervisor, 불만에 따르면.
The supervisor, identified as Jane Doe in the lawsuit, told Jamii she needed to be strip searched in a nearby private room and wouldn’t be allowed to leave the checkpoint area until she complied, according to the lawsuit.
The complaint says “TSA procedure for resolving such anomalies is to conduct a brief pat-down search.”
The TSA supervisor directed “Kimberly to force Jamii to submit to the strip-search” and when she declined, “Doe (그때) summoned a police officer,” the complaint alleges.
소송에 따르면, the police officer said he would not assist in detaining the teen and the two were then allowed to leave the checkpoint. The Erways rented a car and drove 600 miles to their home, the complaint said.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages due to intentional infliction of emotional distress and violation of Jamii’s Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches.
A TSA spokesperson declined to comment on the case, citing the pending litigation.
TSA’s website says the agency “recognizes the concerns that some members of the transgender community may have with certain security screening procedures at the nation’s security checkpoints. TSA is committed to ensuring all travelers are treated with respect and courtesy. Screening is conducted without regard to a person’s race, 색깔, 섹스, gender identity, national origin, religion or disability.”