MTA workers call for justice after case of alleged assaulter is pushed back

Alexander Wright is on trial for allegedly attacking MTA subway cleaner Anthony Nelson in Pelham Bay back in 2022.

Elly Morillo and Adolfo Carrion

May 2, 2024, 11:05 PM

Updated 23 days ago

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Calls for justice from workers of the MTA continued on Thursday night after a man accused of attacking one of their own in Pelham Bay had his case adjourned to later this month.
Members of the MTA and the transit workers’ union TWU Local 100 are demanding that the case be brought to trial immediately.
Alexander Wright is on trial for allegedly attacking MTA subway cleaner Anthony Nelson in Pelham Bay back in 2022. He was deemed unfit to stand trial in July 2023 – something the transit workers aren’t buying.
"It's a Band-Aid and a bunch of excuses,” said TWU Local 100 representative Robert Kelley. “This should have been a cut and dried case. We've been going on almost two years… he had his mental capacity at the fullest level in that courtroom, speaking clearly."
Wright is due back in court on May 29.


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