You're Fired

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.


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.

Filed under
Show Comments