BART Police Chief's statement condemning violence against Asian American Pacific Islanders

03.24.21

BART Police Chief's statement condemning violence against Asian American Pacific Islanders

The BART Police Department condemns violence, bigotry and xenophobia toward Asian American Pacific Islanders.

Incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning and bullying against Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders will not be tolerated in or around BART, an essential public transportation system that we intend to make a welcoming place for all.

Just as the death of George Floyd forced many of us to take a personal inventory of ourselves in regard to our society’s oppression of African Americans, we must now each examine what we, as individuals, can do to advance anti-racism against the Asian American Pacific Islander community.

As public servants, we members of the BART Police Department stand against hate and we stand for equity, respect and tolerance.