BART cops began training in community policing this week as part of the transit agency’s efforts to improve its police force after the Oscar Grant killing. Read More
Oakland community members are speaking out today against a motion by the defense team for former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle seeking a retrial for Mehserle in the 2009 shooting death of Oscar Grant. Read More
Bay Area law enforcement officials are bracing for a regional backlash even as attorneys continue closing arguments in the murder trial of a former BART police officer in Los Angeles today.
San Francisco Police Department Lt. Lyn Tomioka said the department is prepared in case any potential response to the verdict spills into The City. Read More
A pretrial hearing is scheduled for today in Los Angeles that could determine whether John Burris, the attorney who represents Oscar Grant III’s family, could be called to testify in the murder trial of former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle, who fatally shot Grant on New Year’s Day 2009. Jury selection is expected to begin Wednesday for the trial, which was moved from Alameda County to L.A. due to extensive publicity locally. Read More
The mother of the young daughter of Oscar Grant III has reached a $1.5 million settlement with BART in the fatal shooting of the Hayward man on New Year’s Day 2009.
A $50 million lawsuit had been filed by the family stemming from the incident in which then-Officer Johannes Mehserle shot Grant on the platform of the Fruitvale station in the early hours of the new year. Read More
The site of the former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle’s murder trial is scheduled to be announced today. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Morris Jacobson is expected to decide between Los Angeles or San Diego counties. Jacobson ruled last month that Mehserle would not get a fair trial in Alameda County. Mehserle, 27, is charged in the New Year’s Day shooting death of 22-year-old Oscar Grant III. Read More