Metrolink investigates ‘racist’ comments at Riverside station; conductor, security guard on leave

Source: The Press-Enterprise

Metrolink is investigating a private security guard’s alleged remark that a Riverside train with many Hispanics was bound for Tijuana and a conductor’s apparent dismissal of a woman’s complaint about the comment.

The family of Riverside resident Felisha Carrasco and Assemblyman Jose Medina termed the remark a “racist” comment, while a Metrolink statement called it an “alleged racially insensitive remark.”

The investigation began Saturday, June 9, after Carrasco posted a video to her Facebook page saying the security guard commented that the train “is going to Tijuana because there’s Hispanics including my dad.” As the video concludes, a conductor can be seen telling Carrasco, “He was talking to me.”