A brand new case of alleged sexual assault probably involving an Uber Technologies Inc. driver — reported inside San Antonio’s city limits lately — is being investigated by police, the city of San Antonio confirmed.
Further particulars concerning the latest case weren’t instantly obtainable, and authorities declined remark, saying that the investigation is lively.
Drivers utilizing the Uber or Lyft Inc. cellular apps are unbiased contractors and never staff of these corporations, and drivers typically apply to work with multiple firm. The San Francisco-based experience-hailing app corporations that join riders with out there riders are working in San Antonio under a pilot program that expires Oct. 31.
A consultant of Uber stated the corporate routinely cooperates with police and employs former regulation enforcement officers that cope with such conditions.
“We do take allegations like this very seriously and wouldn’t hesitate to remove a driver’s access to Uber, pending an investigation,” Uber spokeswoman Kayla Whaling stated in a current e mail.
The information comes on the heels of a memo released this week, in which the San Antonio Police Department described different alleged sexual assault instances that have been dismissed for numerous causes.
Uber didn’t reply when requested whether or not the suspects accused of inappropriate sexual advances in two instances reported in Alamo Heights have had their entry to the cellular app restricted, and in the event that they presently can use the software to select up riders round Bexar County.
One of the drivers accused of undesirable sexual advances — to the purpose of the driver allegedly trying to comply with the passenger into her residence — used the Uber app, in response to an Alamo Heights police report obtained by the San Antonio Business Journal. The sufferer confirmed police her smartphone, which contained the route and driver info, and referred to as Uber to file a grievance.
The city of San Antonio didn’t instantly reply when requested whether or not the 2 Alamo Heights suspects have been fingerprinted as a part of the voluntary database created by the San Antonio Police Department.
There have been 155 drivers who went by means of your complete course of and picked up the fingerprinting documentation from the city of San Antonio, in line with a briefing given to City Council members in mid-June.
The city of New Braunfels just lately adopted in the footsteps of San Antonio officers by implementing its personal pilot program.
Representatives of Lyft didn’t reply to requests for remark.
Kristen Mosbrucker covers know-how, finance and the army.