Muni Cameras Help Exonerate Alleged Criminals, Too

Turns out, Muni cameras aren't just there to catch crooks — they are also there to prove some crimes never happened.

It was Muni that helped acquit 58-year-old Billy O'Neal of child abuse charges today; a San Francisco jury spent three hours watching and rewatching video footage that helped them decide that he did not bully and pinch a 11-year-old girl while riding the bus through the Western Addition last month.

On July 6, the young passenger on the inbound 5-Fulton told the bus driver that O'Neal had walked to the back of the bus, pinched her shoulder, shoved her out of her seat, and then called her a “stupid-ass kid.”

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