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Press Release

  • Attorney General Shapiro Announces Criminal Charges in Amtrak 188 Tragedy

    5/12/2017

    STATEMENT BY ATTORNEY GENERAL JOSH SHAPIRO

    Shortly after 5 pm, my office filed criminal charges against Brandon Bostian, the engineer of the Amtrak 188 train involved in the deadly crash in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015.  These charges include 8 counts of involuntary manslaughter, one count of causing or risking a catastrophe and numerous counts of reckless endangerment, which go beyond what was included in the private criminal complaint ordered by Philadelphia Municipal Court President Judge Marsha Neifield.

    I commend our outstanding team in the Office of Attorney General who worked diligently and thoughtfully around the clock to enable us to be in this position to pursue justice on behalf of the victims of this deadly crash.  

    Click here for the criminal complaint

     

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