FCC probing BART’s shutdown of cellphone service

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BART officials have come under increasing fire from First Amendment experts nationwide who say the agency overreached when it shut off cellphone service to thousands of train passengers last week to thwart a protest over police actions.

The ACLU of Northern California sent a letter to BART officials — copied to the Federal Communications Commission — demanding that the transit agency swear off the practice. It referred to

Late Monday, FCC spokesman Neil Grace said in a statement that the matter was under investigation.

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