POLL: Cleveland RTA Bus Driver Uppercuts Female Passenger
Do you think the 22-year veteran should be punished further for the blow that was caught in a now-viral video?
A Cleveland RTA bus driver was filmed uppercutting a female passenger on a Beachwood bus and the video has gone viral.
A spokesperson from the RTA wrote today that the company saw the video on Oct. 11 and immediately suspended the 22-year veteran driver pending an internal investigation.
WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC SCENES AND EXPLICIT LANGUAGE.
Artis Hughes, the bus driver, has been suspended pending the investigation. "He and his union president have been notified, so we are now releasing his name to the public, per many requests," said a news release.
"Transit Police were called to the scene on Sept. 18 and completed an incident report... Artis Hughes stated that he was assaulted by a customer, Shidea N. Lane."
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