Turn To Tara: Claims of traumatic airport security screening

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A Westchester yoga instructor Turned to Tara, claiming she was the victim of a highly invasive and traumatic security screening at an airport.

Roseanne Stone said a recent flight home from Orlando Sanford International Airport took an unexpected turn after a security screening with a female agent.

“She explained I had an anomaly in my pocket and I really thought it was a joke because I was wearing yoga pants,” she said.

Within seconds, the Pound Ridge woman said the agent “crouched down and was eye line with my pelvic region and just pushed in with two hands, and kept them there for very long time.”

When Stone returned home, she said she was overcome with emotions.  She said she couldn’t drive and was having panic attacks.

She reached out to Turn To Tara a few days later hoping to find an explanation of what happened as most TSA training videos appear to show a different protocol.      

News 12 has discovered that it wasn’t a TSA agency who performed her screening.  It was a person with Trinity Technology Group.  The group was hired in 2014 and was paid $24 million to take over security for the TSA through the end of 2019.

The move was part of the "Screening Partnership Program," and involves 21 other airports nationwide created with the goal of making the dreaded security lines more efficient and passenger friendly.

News 12 set out to find who was responsible for making sure that they followed the proper protocols.  With no answers from TSA, News 12 filed an extensive Freedom of Information, which Stone hopes will end with action.

The police department in Sanford confirmed there is an investigation into Stone's allegations

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