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TSA Agents Humiliate Wheelchair Bound Olympic Champion

© AP Photo / Nati HarnikA TSA officer looks at a simulated image from a new backscatter X-ray machine
A TSA officer looks at a simulated image from a new backscatter X-ray machine - Sputnik International
The TSA have admitted a mistake, by stating that agents “did not follow correct screening protocols,” after a wheelchair-bound six-time Olympic champion took to social media to express her humiliation at the Denver Airport.

A TSA officer searches a passenger at a security check-point. - Sputnik International
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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.

Doing interviews about this TSA situation. Thank you all for your support. It means so much to me!! #LoveYou

A video posted by Amy Van Dyken (@amyvandyken) on May 3, 2016 at 12:38pm PDT

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