Man Detained by Police for Eating on BART is Suing
The man famously detained for eating a breakfast sandwich on a BART platform plans to sue the transit agency for racial discrimination, his attorney said Thursday.
Oakland civil rights attorney John Burris said he filed a claim that precedes suing a government agency in California. He said he will file the lawsuit on behalf of Steve Foster, 31, of Concord if BART officials deny the claim — which is likely.
He declined to say how much money Foster is seeking. BART has 45 days to settle or reject the claim. Burris could then sue the agency in either state or federal court.
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