PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — TriMet is under fire from a federal judge after the agency failed to give up emails and other documents in a case where two pedestrians were hit and killed by a bus.
According to a source close to the case, Judge Michael Mosman fined TriMet $5,000.
In 2010 Jenee Hammel and Danielle Sale were killed when a driver made an illegal left turn in Old Town — hitting five people. The driver was fired and found guilty of several traffic charges.
This week the judge ruled TriMet dragged its feet in getting records to civil-suit prosecutors in the case. The federal judge also said the agency hid evidence, including not releasing internal emails, memos and other documents to attorneys of victims — and even pretended some documents didn’t exist.
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