Barger Calls for Full Investigation into County-USC Nurse Assault at Metro Bus Stop

Los Angeles County Supervisor and Metro Board Member Kathryn Barger has called for a full investigation into the Metro bus stop assault that left a County-USC nurse in critical condition yesterday.

“Learning of this attack is both shocking and heart-breaking. I’m asking for a full investigation into what caused the attack and any information that can be used to prevent this from happening again.

It is unacceptable for Metro bus riders to be susceptible to this type of violence. Our essential workers, such as this County nurse, often take public transportation at unconventional times and can become easy prey for violent actors.

Our County has an urgent need to work with public safety, mental health and transportation providers to create more safe and stable environments. Our essential workers are battling a pandemic and working long hours in tough conditions — at a minimum, they deserve that.”