The St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner held a news conference to announce indictments related to a group of individuals accused of committing crimes on MetroLink. Gardner outlined the indictments based on an 8 month investigation on crimes at five MetroLink station. Metro CEO Taulby Roach was on hand to talk about the importance of the collaborative efforts on behalf o all three law enforcement agencies and Bi-State with regards to safety of the system.
Bi-State CEO Taulby Roach stated, “The public has asked us to deliver a safer and more comfortable transit system. A key component of this is to deliver a high level of coordination and cooperation between our law enforcement partners. These indictments serve as evidence of our progress towards cooperation with precise and relentless police work. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Circuit Attorney Gardner and all the law enforcement teams that have successfully worked together to deliver this important victory. Specifically, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the hard work of the MetroLink police patrol and of course our own Public Safety Officers who have provided vital support to Lt. Blaskiewicz’s team. MetroLink is safer today than it was yesterday because of the dedication of these fine men and women.”