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LOOK: Cleveland RTA, Beachwood Police Reports From Bus Driver Uppercut Incident

Read the reports filed by the Cleveland RTA and the Beachwood Police Department about an RTA bus driver delivering an uppercut to a female passenger on a bus in Beachwood.

Editor's Note: Above, see the statement from Artis Hughes, the Cleveland RTA bus driver who was caught on video uppercutting a female passenger, and witnesses to the event.

The following information was supplied by the RTA Police Department. Statements made by Hughes and the witneses are considered allegations as no charges have not been filed against any party at this time.

To protect the identities of the witnesses to this incident, we have left out the bottom of these forms, which include the names and personal information of the witnesses.

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Michelle Livingformy Kids October 17, 2012 at 07:44 PM
IN MY OPINION, THE BUS DRIVER WAS NOT WRONG FOR WHAT HE HAD DONE TO SHIDEA LANE BECAUSE SHE DREW FIRST BLOOD. SHE NOT ONLY PUT HER HANDS ON THE MAN MULTIPLE TIMES, BUT THEN SHE HAD THE NERVE TO SPIT ON HIM.......I THINK RTA SHOULD FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST HER BECAUSE SHE ENDANGERED EVERYBODY ELSE'S LIFE ON THAT BUS WHEN SHE PUT HER HANDS ON THAT MAN WHILE HE WAS DRIVING......I DO NOT KNOW ANYBODY WHO WOULD ALLOW SOMEONE TO SPIT ON THEM AND NOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. EVERYONE WANTS TO SAY THAT SHE WAS A LADY AND HE SHOULDNT OF DID HER LIKE THAT BUT SHE OVERSTEPPED HER BOUNDARIES AS A WOMAN WHEN SHE SPIT ON THAT MAN!!!!!.....I AM A WOMAN MYSELF AND IF I DID WHAT SHE DID TO A MAN THEN I DESERVE TO GET EXACTLY WHAT SHE DID...,,#SAVE THE BUS DRIVER AND GIVE HIM BACK HIS JOB !!!!!
jackie mckinley October 17, 2012 at 08:55 PM
YES I AGREE GIVE HIM HIS JOB BACK U R NOT GOING TO SPIT ON ME AND HIT ME AND THINK IM NOT GOING TO RESPOND GIVE HIM HIS JOB BACK
Samantha Bryan October 17, 2012 at 10:55 PM
she was wrong to put her hands on him and then spit on him too? cmon..... However, he should have never argued with her. He was in charge of his bus, so he should have take charge from the get go! His should have stop the bus in the first place and take her off or call the police. DO I feel sorry for her? no! Maybe just maybe I would have done the samething the bus driver did! I cant judge him until I am in that situation, SHE WAS WRONG!!!!!!!!!! WRONG!!!!!!!!!!! He should have never lost his job over this...
Harryit October 18, 2012 at 09:11 AM
She was wrong but he have rules when at work a certain way of dealing with the public when someone is out of control so he have to face the consequences
Jacquie Mason October 18, 2012 at 07:54 PM
She was dead wrong, and everybody know it, spitting is NEVER tolerated, she endangered the lives of the other passengers
Nikki Ferrell October 19, 2012 at 06:54 PM
A comment's been deleted for profane language. Please keep it clean, folks.
mz.cissy October 20, 2012 at 11:41 AM
Yes I feel he should of called the police that's the first mistake second mistake is hitting a women no one is worth losing ur job over she had nothing to lose he did but I think he should get his job back lesson learned she won't b doing that again people make mistake yes she was wrong they both were... THINK BEFORE YOU REACT
Tammy Willis October 21, 2012 at 12:39 AM
I'm a bus driver in a different state, we deal with different elements everyday! I don't feel he was wrong at all! Yes, he could have called PD! Look how long it takes the police to come and the passengers don't try to help the driver's out but if it's the other way around the passenger's will depend on the driver's to help!
Wade Garner October 21, 2012 at 01:07 PM
in my state spiting on someone could be charged with attempted murder he did not know if she had Aides or what ! and she could have caused the deaths of not only the driver but every person on and off the bus, thank god he had the presence of mind to pull that bus off the road safely! glad he handled that he was not wrong!
Sheila Mc October 23, 2012 at 11:26 PM
I just want to say. Nice Punch!!!

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