The Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 9/1/17:
Engineer in Amtrak derailment seeks dismissal of charges
An Amtrak engineer facing prosecution for the fatal 2015 train derailment in Philadelphia sought Friday to have the charges against him dismissed.
A motion to dismiss charges filed Friday focused on the legal reversal that took place in May after the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office declined to press charges against engineer Brandon Bostian for his part in the derailment that killed eight passengers and seriously injured many others.
A flurry of legal maneuvering followed, and just days after the District Attorney concluded there was not enough evidence to charge Bostian, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office made the opposite determination, filing charges for eight counts of involuntary manslaughter; a single count of causing a catastrophe; and numerous counts of reckless endangerment.
Bostian was denied due process as a result, his lawyer Brian McMonagle argued in the motion.