Editors Note: I have personally experienced very rude security agents, and also agents who do not know the rules or procedures for security scanning guide dogs and their handlers. It is really frustrating that they are not properly trained.
Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, the famed Olympic swimmer who uses a wheelchair following a 2014 ATV crash that left her paralyzed from the waist down, took to Instagram on Sunday to detail an incident at the Denver International Airport where she was subjected to a full body search, despite having Pre Check.
“With the positive in my journey, there is also negative. Need to make changes for all in ♿️. @denairport @tsa pre check officer was rude, and incorrect. Said every airport in country BUT Den is doing it wrong. Had a full body pat down, and was humiliated by him as well. Thank you STSO Keith Rogers!!! I’m going to find out if the rest of the country is wrong, or if HE is wrong. I’ll get back to you,” Van Dyken-Rouen wrote in the Instagram caption.
She also spoke to the Denver ABC affiliate, explaining that, “they go around your breasts, they basically go under your butt and the just grab things, not grab, they touch things that are not appropriate and it’s really embarrassing.”
On Monday, the TSA released a statement that the officers involved in the incident were being retrained.