Last updated: 01:25 PM ET, Wed July 08 2015

TSA Screeners Not Charged With a Crime After Allegedly Groping Passengers

Impacting Travel | Transportation Security Administration | Donald Wood | July 08, 2015

TSA Screeners Not Charged With a Crime After Allegedly Groping Passengers

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Despite a well-publicized investigation, the two Denver airport security screeners who were fired in April for allegedly scheming to fondle male passengers during the screening process will not be charged with a crime.

According to a report from Rich Thomaselli of TravelPulse, the investigation stemmed from two Transportation Security Administration screeners at Denver International Airport being accused of working together to manipulate passenger screening systems that allowed the male employee to fondle the genital areas of male passengers.

After several months of the Denver police investigating the case, though, the Denver district attorney's office announced Monday that there was not enough evidence to bring forth formal charges.

According to M. Alex Johnson of, police were unable to verify several of the claims and even had trouble trying to prove that one of the screeners was working at the airport at the time of the incidents.

In addition, prosecutors claim that several of the alleged incidents were outside the statute of limitations, and that other accusations couldn’t be corroborated due to both employees already being fired, according to Jesse Paul of The Denver Post.

TSA released a statement about the incident in April, saying, “These alleged acts are egregious and intolerable. TSA has removed two officers from the agency.”


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