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Metro Transit Police to raise awareness about sexual harassment and assault

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From WMATA:

“On this third week of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Metro Transit Police (MTPD) is joining Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS) and Stop Street Harassment, April 15 to raise awareness of sexual harassment prevention efforts on public transportation.

To amplify the message that sexual misconduct will not be tolerated, Metro Transit Police will hold high-visibility outreach events during evening rush hour at five Metrorail stations, including:

Foggy Bottom
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Metro Center
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Congress Heights
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Silver Spring
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Clarendon
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

“Every customer has the right to expect a safe ride without fear of being assaulted or harassed in any way,” said Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik. “Through our ongoing efforts, we continue to increase awareness and improve our tracking and response to sexual harassment and assault incidents on Metro.”

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