Union leaders ask for help after Omaha Metro bus driver assaulted
OMAHA, Neb. -- An Omaha Metro bus driver was attacked and Union leaders are pleading for an increase in criminal charges as a result.
According to authorities, a bus driver reportedly asked dispatch to call 911 as she was being attacked on July 22 around 6:00 a.m.
Officials said the driver was treated for bruised ribs, a busted lip, and bruises to her eyes and arms.
Police said they tracked a juvenile suspect down a few blocks where he was arrested and then let back to his parents.
The Union leaders said this is not an isolated incident so they are asking state senators to pass a bill that would enhance criminal charges for assaulting public transportation drivers.