This April 30, 2012, photo shows a traveler passing through a security check point at Portland International Airport, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A jury has started deliberating in 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. Jurors began deliberating Tuesday morning.
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 took the stand Monday and acknowledged 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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