12:43 PM, Oct 12, 2012
CLEVELAND — A Cleveland RTA bus driver was suspended after being caught on video assaulting a passenger while on duty.
The video, first posted on WorldStarHipHop.com and then elsewhere on the web, depicts a male bus driver striking an unruly female passenger with an uppercut punch.
The fight continues until the driver finally steps off the bus.
RTA officials have seen the video and are investigating. Until the investigation is complete, the driver, who has not been named, has been removed from duty and will be suspended.
Here is the complete statement from RTA:
RTA saw the video posted on YouTube of the operator incident on October 11. Through the investigation, we believe the incident occurred on Sept. 18. Upon identifying the driver, he was immediately suspended and removed from duty. His behavior is absolutely unacceptable. RTA apologizes to our customers for this incident. A full investigation continues.