Muni cameras working during fights on buses

In a departure from recent events, security cameras were working properly during two highly-publicized fights on Muni buses this week.

On Monday, an aspiring actor was beaten up on the 9-San Bruno line by gang members, apparently over the color of his shoes. On Wednesday, two women were caught by an amateur videographer fighting and screaming at each other while aboard the 20-Columbus bus. The video was posted on YouTube and has attracted thousands of viewers.

The events are among others that have raised the issue about crime on Muni.

In a press conference Friday, Muni officials addressed the separate melees, affirming that video footage captured both fights. The department has turned over tapes of the Monday scuffle on the 9-San Bruno to police investigators, with the hopes that inspectors will be able to identify some of the suspects involved in the brawl, according to Muni spokesman Judson True.

Muni is investigating its own camera footage from the Wednesday fight, to determine if the bus operator followed protocol during the incident, True said. The police are not expected to get involved.

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