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Caught On Camera: Tonight At 11, DC Taxi Inspectors Shadow Undercover WUSA9 Investigative Team

7:39 PM, Feb 21, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA9) - DC taxi inspectors busted cabs for not picking up black passengers while shadowing an undercover WUSA9 investigation that will air Thursday at 11:00 p.m.

For the latest on our ongoing DC taxi investigation, follow @russptacek on Twitter or Facebook.

One taxi caught on camera sped off while our undercover passenger's hand was still on the handle.

Others drove right past our undercover black passenger and offered service to our undercover white passenger.

The taxi commission says it issued 69 citations while observing our investigation, including 18 tickets to taxis that didn't stop to offer service, or did stop, but refused to travel to the requested designation.

Inspectors towed seven vehicles including a sedan and an Virginia cab that offered to pick us up off Wisconsin Avenue.

See it all caught on camera, tonight at 11:00 on WUSA9.

Click here to see a recent story on DC's out of control taxi system: http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/244109/158/Caught-On-Camera-DC-Taxi-System-Out-Of-Control-

Click here to see WUSA9 investigation showing blacks stranded by 25% of DC cabs in favor of white passengers. http://www.wusa9.com/dontmiss/241642/379/Undercover-Taxi-Probe-Finds-25-Of-Blacks-Left-Stranded

Click here to see the December WUSA9 investigation that tracked blacks refused destinations at higher rates.  http://www.wusa9.com/investigation/article/232588/453/DC-Cabs-Refuse-Black-Passenger-On-Hidden-Camera

Click here for five tips to get cabs to take you home:  http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/232705/158/5-Tips-For-Getting-DC-Cabs-To-Take-You-Home



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