The household of slain Oakland lady Nia Wilson is suing BART for negligence over her dying, East Bay Instances studies.
The legislation agency representing Wilson’s household introduced Wednesday its plans to sue the San Francisco Bay Space transit system saying that it had a authorized obligation to maintain the 18-year-old protected.
“BART has a authorized obligation to present the very best care to defend its passengers from assault,” stated Arns Regulation Agency attorneys Robert Arns and Jonathan Davis. “Throughout a time when the incidence of violent crime in Oakland and the remaining of Alameda County is reducing, violent crime on BART is rising. BART administration has failed to come clear with the general public in regards to the risks riders face each day.”
Wilson was stabbed and killed on the MacArthur BART station on July 22 by homicide suspect John Lee Cowell whereas her and her sisters waited on the practice’s platform. Her older sister, Lahtifa Wilson, was additionally stabbed by Lee, however survived.
BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost instructed East Bay Instances in an announcement on Wednesday that Wilson’s dying was a “tragedy” and that the rationale the suspect is in custody is as a result of of BART’s digital camera system.
“The homicide of Nia Wilson on BART is a tragedy and we proceed to lengthen our deepest condolences to the Wilson household. We’re grateful the suspect is in custody due largely to our surveillance system,” Trost stated.
“Nothing is extra essential than the protection of our riders and workers…Our hearts break for the Wilson household. Their grief should be insufferable. BART as an company will proceed to do all we are able to to guarantee a protected journey for our riders.”
Wilson’s household has expressed sorrow that she gained’t have the opportunity to pursue her dream of becoming a member of the army and finally work within the medical discipline.
“Nia’s dream was to be part of the army and be an emergency medical technician. As her dad sadly provides, ‘we’ll by no means see my child once more. and she’s going to by no means have the opportunity to pursue her desires. No guardian ought to ever have this expertise of their life,’” the legislation agency stated in an announcement, in accordance to East Bay Instances.