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By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee February 23, 2010

King County is replacing the security firm which employs the guards who stood by as 15-year-old Aiesha Steward-Baker was brutally beaten in the Westlake bus tunnel last month.


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King County Metro Transit is planning within the next few days to replace Olympic Security, the firm whose guards called police but didn't intervene while a girl was kicked in the head at Westlake Station Jan. 28.


Kevin Desmond, general manager of Metro, mentioned the change Tuesday during a county council committee briefing. Though crime is generally low inside the Seattle transit tunnel, video of last month's assault angered people here and around the country.


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