Metro bus drivers placed on leave
Two Metro bus drivers charged in weekend on-duty incidents have been placed on administrative leave while under investigation, according to Metro.
Shawn Todd, a bus driver arrested after midnight on Friday for allegedly soliciting an undercover D.C. police officer who posed as a prostitute, had worked at Metro since August 2008, said Metro spokesperson Cathy Asato. He was charged on Saturday.
There were three passengers on the D12 bus at the time of the incident, and Asato said they would have been transferred to another bus.
Bus driver Dwayne Adamson, arrested Friday for allegedly displaying a knife during a rush-hour traffic dispute while operating a U2 route bus, is still under investigation by the U.S. Attorney's office, which is interviewing witnesses to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to prosecute.
"We didn't feel that we had enough to go forward at this time, but we are continuing to investigate the matter," said principal assistant U.S. attorney Channing Phillips. Initially, the person who complained said incorrectly that Adamson had a gun, and later it was determined that instead he had a knife, said a U.S. official familiar with the case.
-- Ann Scott Tyson
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