DART is investigating the attack. Ball acknowledged that the transit system took little action at first because there were no surveillance cameras inside the trains and authorities could only go off of surveillance video from the platform. Footage of the beatdown on the platform clearly showed Kennan being repeatedly struck—including with a skateboard—several times.

“We were reviewing it,” Ball said.

When video taken inside the train surfaced on social media this week, Ball said, officials immediately started to look into the incident.


“We made it a much more vigorous effort to try and get it resolved,” he said, adding that the department did not act sooner because the victim refused to pursue charges.

Kennan, however, refutes that claim.

“I never said no,” he said.

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