Metro Statement on Hate Crime Incidents

Metro expresses its sincere condolences to transit customers who have been recent targets of hate crimes on our transit system. Metro has a zero-tolerance policy for any acts of violence against customers or employees. We strongly condemn any offenses done in the name of race, religion, sex or national origin. 

It has been reported recently that a female senior citizen was attacked in an alleged hate crime in the Eagle Rock area. The Eagle Rock incident ended with an arrest by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). There was another instance yesterday where a male Latino was a victim of an alleged hate crime in the East Hollywood area. In this incident, the suspect has yet to be apprehended. 

As both of these crimes took place within the City of Los Angeles, Metro is working closely with the LAPD to further investigate them and help bring the outstanding perpetrator to justice.

Transit riders who witness a hate crime or other criminal conduct on Metro can anonymously report them by calling Transit Watch at 888-950-SAFE or by using Metro’s Transit Watch smart phone app available in iPhone and Android platforms. 

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  1. Ridership would grow rapidly if Metro enforced all the rules within the system people would feel safe .