A local paper has a fairly detailed story on it. ┬áThe report evidently indicates that the employees were trained on all of the safety requirements (including, one assumes, the requirement that riders have both legs). ┬áThere appears to be no explanation as to why he was permitted to ride, given that — or given, as the article also points out, that Sgt. Hackemer also didn’t meet the minimum height requirements.

As noted previously, civil litigation has been filed.