Authorities: Bus driver charged, put passenger in chokehold

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A bus driver in Oregon was charged with strangulation and assault after he allegedly put a Black passenger into a chokehold and rendered him unconscious. A district attorney said Thursday that the white driver tried to eject the passenger from the bus on Aug. 20 because he wasn’t wearing shoes. The incident happened in Bend, which has been the scene of several Black Lives Matter protests, stemming from the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The district attorney called the actions of the bus driver shocking and criminal. The passenger was also charged with with harassment and menacing.