ST. LOUIS – A Metro passenger has filed a suit against its operators after he was allegedly assaulted and robbed.
Jason Charney filed a complaint on April 30 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Bi-State Development Agency and Securitas Security Services USA Inc. alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 27, 2016, he was a paying customer of Metro when he was assaulted and robbed on a westbound train and badly beaten on the Delmar Loop Station platform by several assailants.
The plaintiff holds Bi-State Development Agency and Securitas Security Services USA Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide adequate security within their premises and allegedly chose not to properly monitor the Metro trains.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants of more than $25,000, plus costs of court and any other relief that are proper and just. He is represented by James D. O'Leary and James T. Corrigan of O'Leary, Shelton, Corrigan, Peterson, Dalton & Quillin LLC in St. Louis.
St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00882