Former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle and four others were cleared by a federal jury on Thursday of using excessive force during a 2008 confrontation with an Oakland man, sparing the transit agency from a costly payout. Read More
The father of Johannes Mehserle, the former BART officer who fatally shot Oscar Grant and is currently on trial for a separate case of alleged police misconduct, has been banned from attending his son’s latest legal hearings.
Todd Mehserle was barred from the U.S. District Court in San Francisco after he took a photograph of Cephus Johnson — Grant’s uncle — in the court hallway Wednesday, according to lawyers in the case. Taking photos is forbidden in the federal courthouse. Read More
Former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle testified in federal court in San Francisco today that he feared an unruly passenger was going to attack another officer and then Mehserle himself in an incident at an Oakland station three years ago."I had no doubt he was going to hit Officer Guanzon on the head," Mehserle testified about the actions of Kenneth Carrethers, 43, of Oakland. Read More
BART’s former police chief testified on Tuesday that Johannes Mehserle and four other police officers committed an “oversight” when they failed to submit a use-of-force memorandum or collect video footage following an incident with an Oakland man who is suing the transit agency. Read More