Closing arguments in pat-down case set for Tuesday

Closing arguments in pat-down case set for Tuesday


NASHVILLE (AP) - A jury will hear closing arguments the trial of a Clarksville mother accused of berating Transportation Security Administration officers trying to pat down her teenage daughter at the Nashville airport

Andrea Abbott is charged with disorderly conduct in the July 2011 confrontation.

Transportation Security Officer Karen King testified on Monday that before the pat-down, Abbott yelled in her face that she didn't want anyone "touching her daughter's crotch."

Abbott eventually allowed her then-14-year-old daughter to undergo the pat-down, but then she refused a pat-down for herself and was arrested.

Abbott acknowledged on Monday that she did say a few curse words but said she wasn't in anyone's face and had a "normal conversation" about why she believed the pat-down to be inappropriate.

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