On Thursday, Metro reviewed a video posted to social media showing an assault committed against an Asian rider on our system. Metro is actively seeking additional information about this videotaped incident, including the location and time it occurred to aid in our investigation.
Metro has a zero tolerance policy for any acts of violence against customers or employees. We strongly and unequivocally condemn any offenses done in the name of race, religion, sex or national origin. Metro works with all of its law enforcement agency partners to investigate hate crimes and help bring perpetrators to justice.
Metro is running a public awareness campaign on our buses and trains featuring ads encouraging all Angelenos to “Stop Asian Hate” and we are providing rider resources to combat this crime at metro.net/bekind. 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 smartphone app available in iPhone and Android platforms.