SF District Attorney: Convicted murderer, sex offenders drove for Uber

By : sfexaminer – excerpt

Uber drivers in San Francisco and Los Angeles have included a convicted murderer, sex offenders and other criminals, according to an amended complaint filed Tuesday by the District Attorney’s Office against the ride-hail company.

District Attorney George Gascon announced the charges Wednesday, eight months after an initial complaint from Los Angeles’ and The City’s district attorneys said that Uber has been misleading the public with false information about its background checks of drivers.

“We learned of systemic failures in Uber’s background checks,” Gascon said, noting that Uber has at times boasted its checks as industry leading. “They have drivers who are convicted sex offenders, identity thieves, burglars, kidnappers and a convicted murderer.”

In total, the complaint includes a list of 22 drivers convicted of various misdemeanors and felonies… (more)

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