I reported this evening on ABC 7 News at 6pm that the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board has approved settlements on eleven lawsuits filed against the city. Reading the court documents on the lawsuits, I found a wide array of mistakes and misdeeds on the part of the city’s bus, light rail, and cable car drivers. Total price tag – about $2.5 million.
One of the settlements that caught my eye involved a parking control officer accused of stalking a woman. We spoke to her attorney, but he said the victim is still too shaken up to talk about it. The complaint says the officer stalked the woman, harassed her, and filed false felony assault and battery charges against her. The woman was arrested and went to trial, and was acquitted by a jury. Now, the city is shelling out $95,000 to settle her civil complaint. Your tax dollars at work. By the way, the parking control officer still has his job at the MTA.