An internal investigation found incident was ‘embarrassing,”unfortunate’
The Transportation Security Administration is under fire over the way they handled the 17-year-old niece of a U.S. congressman who was subjected to a pat
-down while traveling.
Channel 2′s Scott MacFarlane learned the incident has now triggered a federal investigation.
The girl is the niece of Rep. Ralph Hall of Texas.
Hall said his niece was traveling with classmates from Southwest Christian School in Texas to Australia when the incident happened.
The 17-year-old girl was wearing a sundress and was pulled aside for a pat
TSA documents said ‘during the pat-down of her stomach area” her sundress slipped revealing her breasts in public.
Surveillance cameras caught the incident on video. An internal TSA investigation found the incident was ‘embarrassing’ and ‘unfortunate,’ but also accidental.
Hall and a colleague have now called for a federal probe of the case.
The incident happened two years ago, but MacFarlane just now was able obtain the records through the Freedom of Information Act.