2 CTA Bus Drivers Removed From Service After Video Shows One Body Slamming Man To The Ground

Steve Miller
June 12, 2020 - 10:08 am
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The CTA has reportedly removed two bus drivers from service after a video was posted on Facebook showing one driver body-slamming another man to the ground during an altercation outside of a parked bus.
 
The 10-second video begins with a man squaring off against a bus driver, apparently ready to fight. And then, another CTA bus driver comes up to the man from behind and body-slams him to the pavement. 
 
 
The backdrop: a CTA bus.
 
CTA has removed the two bus drivers from service, and a CTA spokesperson said the incident is "deeply distrubing."
 
“CTA is aware of the video and is investigating the circumstances surrounding it,” agency spokesman Brian Steele said. “We find this incident deeply disturbing and have removed the involved employees from service, pending the completion of our investigation.”
 
The CTA said it is investigating the incident.