Last week the incident finally wound up in court--but not because of any action by RTD. Eighteen-year-old Vern Xavier Sittingbear was arraigned in Adams County Court on January 28 for the shooting death of 27-year-old Aurora resident Ali Sparks.
Meanwhile, Ault's still waiting to hear from RTD. "I want them to say this is what we're going to do, that we'll protect you," he says. "If they put it in writing that they won't stop, I'll feel safer."
And if they won't put that in writing, Ault suggests that RTD post this sign in its buses to give the public fair warning: "We're going to pull over and endanger your life if you ride with us."