Portland, Or. – The family of the college student from Ashland, Taliesin Namkai-Meche, who was stabbed to death on a MAX train is now suing Tri Met and Portland Police. The wrongful death lawsuit claims they failed to protect passengers and did not adequately respond to Jeremy Christian’s earlier bad behavior on MAX. The suit seeks more than ten million dollars from Tri Met and more than ten million dollars from Portland Police. It also asks the judge to order a study of security on light rail and implement changes. The two year anniversary of the triple stabbing is Sunday.
A judge earlier this month postponed Christian’s trial until next January. His attorneys said they needed more time to prepare.