LA Deploys ‘Unprecedented’ SAFE Shuttles To Get City Workers Safely To Jobs

  • The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office began last week offering to shuttle employees between their cars and workplaces in downtown, after what official have vaguely described as “security incidents involving aggressive confrontations initiated by members of the public” toward city employees assigned in the Civic Center area.
  • The program is titled the Employee Secure Transport and Escort Program, or  E-STEP.
  • in an effort to provide free secure transportation for employees assigned to the Civic Center area.
  • The incidents have reportedly occurred while employees have been walking between their vehicles or transportation area and the office
  • “It is unprecedented in the 173-year history of the LA District Attorney’s Office that employees need to be escorted to and from their cars to protect them from random violent attacks,” John McKinney, a prosecutor with the DA’s office who is running to unseat Gascon in 2024, told Fox News.  “I blame his policies that have contributed to the need for such extraordinary measures.”
  • Such crimes as aggravated assault, murder and rape, on Los Angeles’ trains and buses reportedly increased by 24% last year.
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