Utano Thanks NYPD for Saving Conductor and Arresting Perp

Local 100 President Tony Utano expressed his gratitude to Police Officers involved in a harrowing assault on Platform Conductor Dennis Russo at the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station in Brooklyn. Brother Russo was shoved to the tracks in an unprovoked attack this past Tuesday. Cops were on the scene quickly to signal an incoming train to stop, while another officer pulled Brother Russo from the tracks. Brother Russo was released from the hospital yesterday (Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020) and Eyewitness News Reporter NJ Burkett was there to interview him. Local 100 Vice President Eric Loegel is also interviewed in the clip.

President Utano released the following statement about developments in this case:

"I want thank the NYPD officers involved in this incident for saving our union brother, Conductor Dennis Russo, from certain death and for their quick actions in apprehending this dangerous criminal. I will be reaching out to Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez to ensure that justice is served in this case. Transit workers have enough to worry about with all that is happening in our country and our city without having to be constantly looking over their shoulders for an unprovoked, violent attack."