WA: After #MeToo Movement, King County Metro Transit Seeing More Reports of Sexual Misconduct

April 25, 2018
The number of King County Metro Transit bus riders reporting sexual misconduct is growing.

The King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC), Metro Transit and the King County Sheriff’s Office have launched a campaign to increase awareness and support victims of sexual misconduct, following a widespread push for bus drivers, dispatchers and deputies to prioritize investigating such cases across Metro’s roughly 185-route system.

According to data provided by Metro, the number of investigations for cases of sexual misconduct has increased since the #MeToo movement launched in October.

Metro Transit police tallied 66 investigations last year — half of which came after the global social-media phenomenon and double the total of that in 2013.

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