Phil Washington

New hotline launched to assist victims of sexual harassment on Metro system

Furthering its commitment to assist transit passengers who have experienced unwanted sexual contact, Metro today announced a first-of-its-kind 24/7 sexual harassment counseling hotline. The hotline, 1-844-Off-Limits (633-5464), will be staffed by counselors from the community advocacy organization Peace Over Violence, which has 45 years of experience counseling victims of sexual abuse [continue reading]

Metro increasing security presence on system following potential threat; law enforcement evaluating validity of threat

Universal City @metrolosangeles Riders: Allow yourself extra time as security is heavy here today because of terror threat. @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/cWwP4IVsO2 — Gigi Graciette (@GigiGraciette) December 6, 2016 Stepped up security presence at Metro stations today out of an abundance of caution. Call 877-A-THREAT to report suspicious activity. pic.twitter.com/3deQVggkG5 — Mayor [continue reading]