BART Station Agent Caught Filing False Police Report Alleging Rider Assault

BART station agent George Figueroa pleaded not guilty Monday to a misdemeanor charge of filing a false police report for allegedly inaccurately claiming that he had been attacked by a BART customer.

At a brief hearing Monday, Figueroa’s attorney Ted Cassman declined to waive Figueroa’s right to a speedy trial, so Alameda County Superior Court Judge Patrick Zika set a trial on the charge for Aug. 2.

Figueroa, who is out of custody, wasn’t required to attend Monday’s hearing but he came to court Monday anyway and conferred with Cassman outside Zika’s courtroom.

Cassman declined to comment on the case after the hearing.

According to BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost, Figueroa claimed he had been hit by a BART patron at an Oakland station on June 8.

He filed the police report as contract negotiations between BART and its unions were heating up, and Trost said Figueroa had claimed the alleged attack was an example of the safety issues BART employees face.

But Trost said a videotape of the incident showed that the BART patron never hit Figueroa.

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office later charged him with misdemeanor filing of a false police report.

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/07/08/bart-station-agent-pleads-not-guilty-to-filing-false-police-report/

Comments

Dumb people are dumb.

Some one is an ass hat at your job so that requires ...what exactly from you and reflects on you...how?

He pulled an idiotic move and should be punished if/when found guilty , pain and simple.

Love ,

A non to/sa who works at bart;)

Understand where your coming from.

I just apply it to all people.

Agents DO have a point about the violence though , it should NOT happen and NEEDS to be dealt with ...justification for a raise...not really something I think about...but falsification of a police report for attempted monetary gain, yeah I agree that's seriously not right if He is found guilty/whatever .

You can say all you want about attitude etc but , at the end of the day no one should get smashed in the face while at work (unless your a boxer ;)

I am just as suspect as you about timing and intentions but , the issue is one I do hold dear , safety at work should be #1 .

For employees and patrons.