On her final trip home from St. Jude Hospital, teenager Hannah Cohen should have been celebrating her last treatment for her brain tumor, but instead, she was beat by the TSA at Memphis International Airport, cuffed and taken to jail.
Hannah set off the security alarm at the Memphis airport. Her mother was behind her, but not allowed to explain to the TSA agents that her daughter suffered numerous conditions and did not understand why they wanted to scan her again.
“They wanted to do further scanning, she was reluctant, she didn't understand what they were about to do,” said her mother Shirley Cohen.
Cohen told us she tried to tell TSA agents her daughter is partially deaf, blind in one eye, paralyzed, and easily confused, but said she was kept at a distance by police.
“She's trying to get away from them but in the next instant, one of them had her down on the ground and hit her head on the floor. There was blood everywhere,” said Cohen.
The young girl was arrested, booked and forced to stay a night in jail. The authorities threw out the charges, but the damages was already done. The family has filed a lawsuit against the Airport, the airport police and the TSA. The family is asking for $100,000.
Source: Media 24